Astronauts make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket malfunctions on way to the ISS

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MIT Technology Review—Two astronauts have landed safely in Kazakhstan after being forced to abort their mission to the International Space Station today.

Soyuz rocket carrying astronauts makes emergency landing. Astronauts on board a Soyuz rocket heading to the International Space Station survived an emergency landing following a booster failure, a Russian space official said Thursday. "The crew landed," Dmitry Rogozin, director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said on Twitter. "All are alive." The rocket was transporting NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos for a six-month stay on the ISS. NASA said its support teams had reached the location where the crew...