US and Russian crew of Soyuz spacecraft reported safe after being forced back down to Earth
A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and a US astronaut onboard headed for the international space station failed in mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.
The rocket was carrying US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin. Footage from inside the Soyuz showed the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing.
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