June 17, 2019
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Soyuz forced to return to Earth after suffering a booster failure

Moscow, Oct 11 (EFE).- A Soyuz spacecraft was forced to return to Earth on Thursday shortly after launching from the leased Russian Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after it suffered a booster fault, officials said.

The MS-10, the 139th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, launched at 8:40 am for expedition 57-58 with American astronaut, Nick Hague, and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin on-board and had been scheduled to dock on the International Space Station at 12:40 pm.

"There's been an issue with the booster from today’s launch. Teams have been in contact with the crew," NASA said on its Twitter page.

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