As awe-inspiring as space missions are, they come with their own fair share of risks. On October 11, an astronaut and a cosmonaut had to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned during its ascent to the International Space Station (ISS). Space.com reports that the rocket took off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at about 4:47 AM EDT (2:17 PM IST) with the NASA astronaut Nick Hague, and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin onboard. Around 90 seconds after lift off, something went wrong with the spacecraft and it was sent into a ballistic reentry towards the earth. The two spacemen were supposed to join a three-person Expedition 57 crew aboard the ISS.
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