By red / dpa October 11, 2018 – 12:16 clock It should be a routine start of Baikonur, but then it comes to an incident. A Soyuz capsule must return to Earth.
The crew had to make an emergency landing.
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Moscow – The launch of a manned Russian space capsule to the International Space Station ISS has failed according to Russian media reports. The Soyuz capsule with two men on board had landed in Kazakhstan, reported the Russian news agency Interfax. The spacemen are unhurt. At the launch of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the second stage of the Soyuz launcher failed, Russian space sources said.
The two astronauts were due to leave for a six-month research stay on the ISS in the morning. On board were the Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and the US astronaut Nick Hague. They should reinforce the team around the German Alexander Gerst, who had taken over the command post on the outpost of the earth more than a week ago. The spaceship "MS-10" should have docked with the ISS after about six hours of flight time in the afternoon.
Rescue teams have reached Soyuz capsule The landing site of the Soyuz capsule was according to the Kazakh city of Dscheskasgan in Central Asia.
Meanwhile, rescue teams have reached the Soyuz capsule. This was announced by the Russian military on Thursday. The rescuers are equipped with cranes and other equipment. Just last Thursday, a Russian Soyuz capsule from the ISS had safely returned to Earth. The capsule with three astronauts Oleg Artemyev, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold was set in the steppe of Kazakhstan. Most recently, the ISS hit the headlines because a leak was detected in one of the docked Soyuz capsules. The hole was sealed. The cause is still unclear to this day.
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