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This morning, astronauts on a joint Russian-American launch to the International Space Station (ISS) had to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan minutes after liftoff after a failure in the rocket booster engine, according to the Associated Press . The two astronauts aboard the Soyuz Russian rocket, Nick Hague from NASA and Alexei Ovchinin from Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, are both reported to be in “good condition.”. The rocket booster is essentially an engine that sets off intense, continuous explosions to propel a rocket through the first part of its launch—a few minutes after the launch. It’s not known what exactly caused this booster failure, but all crewed missions are in... Vollständiger Text

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