Soyuz MS-10 emergency landing: Crew Feels Well – Roscosmos Head.
A Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft atop a Soyuz FG rocket manned by a team of two cosmonauts was set to deliver a team to the International Space Station (ISS).
The crew of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft has landed in Kazakhstan and been in contact, a source told Sputnik.
“The crew has landed. All are alive,” Russian state space corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter.
A carrier failure occurred during the launch of the Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS with Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague onboard, according to the source speaking to Sputnik.
The source told Sputnik that the crew members were alive and have made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. They have been experiencing a g-force of 6gs during the landing, the source noted.
The crew feels “good, as well as possible after experiencing such g-forces,” the source stated.
“The Soyuz capsule has landed back on Earth carrying two crew members. Search and rescue teams are in contact with the crew and are en route to the landing location… Search and rescue teams report they are in contact with the Soyuz crew, who report they are in good condition. The teams are en route to the landing site,” NASA said on Twitter.
Earlier in the day, the rescue teams reported seeing a parachute descending with the craft, after the emergency on the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft.
Four Mi-8 helicopters took off from Kazakh airports to search for the crew who landed somewhere in Kazakhstan, the Russian military said.
A Roscosmos commission will carry out an inspection of the rocket space center where the Soyuz FG rocket was produced, according to the source.
The live stream was interrupted several minutes after the launch.
The launch of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft atop the Soyuz FG rocket manned by a team of two cosmonauts instead of three started at 11:40 a.m. Moscow time (08:40 GMT) on October 11.