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    First Photos, Video of Soyuz MS-10 Crew After Emergency Landing Appear on Web

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    Earlier in the day, the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft, manned by a team of two cosmonauts, who were set to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS), landed in Kazakhstan due to a booster failure that reportedly occurred shortly after launch.

    Russian space corporation Roscosmos has issued photos of Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, which left their capsule after an emergency landing.

    The cause of the incident has still not been announced; however, according to a source, one of the four unites in the first stage might could struck a second stage unit, causing a drop in pressure.

    (Roscosmos tweet: Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague are currently in the city of Jezkazgan undergoing a medical checkup before takeoff.

    General Director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin decided that the cosmonauts would be taken to the Baikonur Cosmodrome).

    (Roscosmos tweet: Primary and reserve crews of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft traveling to the Baikonur Cosmodrome from Jezkazgan).

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