Ballistic re-entry for two astronauts

The head of Russia’s top space medicine centre says an American and a Russian astronaut endured higher than normal G-forces, but are feeling good after an emergency landing.

Nick Hague and Alexei Ovchinin blasted off as scheduled for the International Space Station today, but their Soyuz booster failed two minutes after the launch.

Their rescue capsule made what is being called a sharp ballistic descent and landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

The two are being transported to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City outside Moscow as Russia launches an investigation into what went wrong.

Today’s failure could delay the Soyuz mission that is scheduled to take Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to the space station on December 20th.


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