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    Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
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    Astronauts are to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned on lift-off to the International Space Station.

    Nasa said there was an "issue with the booster" and the "crew is returning to Earth in a ballistic descent mode".

    Search and rescue teams are in the air and heading towards the expected touchdown location, Nasa added.

    The rocket took off from Kazakhstan with Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague on board.
     
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    NASAā€ Verified account @NASA
    The search and rescue teams have reached the Soyuz spacecraft landing site and report that the two crew members are in good condition and are out of the capsule. Search and rescue teams are with the crew now. Latest updates: http://www.nasa.gov/live

    6:12 PM - 11 Oct 2018

     
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    Reminds me of Apollo 13 :-)
     
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    Jim Bridenstineā€ Verified account @JimBridenstine
    .@NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in good condition following today's aborted launch. Iā€™m grateful that everyone is safe. A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident will be conducted. Full statement below:

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    6:48 PM - 11 Oct 2018
     
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