Following launch of the Russian Soyuz rocket carrying Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US Astronaut Nick Hague, the vehicle experienced a booster anomaly causing a contingency abort and ballistic descent situation. The Soyuz spacecraft landed safely and the crew were rescued.
.@NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in good condition following today's aborted launch. I’m grateful that everyone is safe. A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident will be conducted. Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/M76yisHaKF