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    American, Russian Escape Aborted Rocket Launch

    Two crew members headed for the International Space Station are reportedly incredibly lucky today. Shortly after launching from Russia’s Kazakhstan spaceport, the Soyuz MS-10 rocket suffered a booster problem and ground controllers opted to abort. Launch monitors say NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, who returned to Earth in their capsule, have landed safely and are in good condition despite returning in “ballistic descent mode.” Rescue crews are headed to their projected landing site, and Russia’s space agency is reportedly investigating the cause of the problem.

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