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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe Thursday after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing