Russian Soyuz rocket in emergency landing after launch accident


Russian Soyuz rocket in emergency landing after launch accident

Astronauts are to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday.

According to reports, NASA rookie Nick Hague and second-time flyer Aleksey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency are safe.

Soyuz rocket had successfully blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan just before 10:00 am Irish time.