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A Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. EDT (2:40 p.m. Kazakhstan time) but failed to complete its journey due to a booster issue.
The crew is returning to Earth in a ballistic descent mode. Teams are working to obtain additional information from our Russian partners. Watch live updates: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/kWigYS1gU4
— NASA (@NASA) October 11, 2018
The ship was meant to send two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS): NASA’s Nick Hague, who was on his first space mission, and Russian space agency Roscosmos’ Alexey Ovchinin, who was on his second mission.
The mission, though, was abruptly thwarted when an issue arose with the booster. Viewers of the live webcast held their breaths while writing messages of
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