Astronauts survive emergency landing after booster fails on Russian rocket

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FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports—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 and Roscosmos said search-and-rescue teams were in contact with the...

U.S., Russian astronauts make emergency landing after booster rocket fails. Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station.