>> Liftoff.>> And there is liftoff of the Soyuz MS-10.>> A booster rocket heading for the international space station had to make an emergency landing on Thursday.>> The failure of the booster.>> The rocket was carrying a Soyuz spacecraft when it failed in mid-air. American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin were onboard.
The malfunction happened just minutes after lift off in Kazakhstan. Footage from inside the spacecraft shows the two men being shaken around when the error occurred. Rescue teams were immediately scrambled, parachuted in, and found the crew members safe and feeling good according to Russian news agencies. Doctors at the scene reported that neither had any injuries.
The United States relies on Moscow to carry its astronauts to the ISS. After Thursday's failure, NASA says that they have every confidence that their Russian colleagues will figure out what happened. And Russia says they'll be open about the investigation.>> This is a high-tech industry connected with risk.
That's why our cosmonauts always get high awards for the flights, people risk their lives. I think the US side will be understanding in this situation. Of course, we will not hide the information about the reasons, it is not appropriate in such a situation.>> Astronaut Nick Hague had imagined the mission to be a rather different affair a few months ago.
>> That sense of excitement, that sense of fulfilling a childhood dream, and finally getting there.>> All Russian manned space launches were suspended immediately after Thursday's failure, which could be bad news for crew already stationed in the ISS who could now be stuck there until January