NASA: astronauts are unhurt after problems with Soyuz capsule launch

Oct

11

2018

The American space agency NASA has announced that two astronauts on board the Thursday-launched Soyuz capsule are “in good condition” after problems with the booster and the capsule had to return.

NASA said in a tweet that the astronauts, the American Nick Hague and the Russian Alexey Ovchinin , have announced that they are doing well. There are search and rescue teams on their way to where the capsule landed. First reports from the space agency indicate that there was a problem with the Soyuz rocket booster that the two men had to bring to the ISS International Space Station from the Cosmodrome in Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

The problems occurred a few seconds after the separation of the first stage of the rocket. Furthermore, NASA reports that the capsule has returned to earth in a ballistic descent mode , which means that this happened at a sharper angle than with a normal landing.

Shortly after the launch, irregularities can be seen

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