U.S. and Russian Astronauts Are ‘Okay’ After Rocket Launch Failure Forces Emergency Landing

Astronaut Nick Hague is in good condition after making an emergency descent to Earth following a failed launch into space on Thursday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration says. So, too, is cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, who sat alongside Hague in the space capsule, according to NASA. A pre-staged recovery team, which is always on standby during space launches, sped toward the landing site to recover the crew. In a statement, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine explained the situation further, saying, “Shortly after launch, there was an anomaly with the booster and the launch ascent was aborted, resulting in a ballistic landing of the spacecraft.” While preparing his two young children for their dad’s space flight, Hague had them watch launch videos, and helped them build a giant rocket.

Source: People

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