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BAKU, Azerbaijan | 3 crewmembers die on board Iranian ship, 8 hospitalized

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijani health officials say three members of an Iranian ship crew have died from acute poisoning and another eight have been hospitalized. The ship contacted Azerbaijani authorities to request assistance while approaching its destination, the port of Baku. An Azerbaijani coast guard boat delivered the ill members of the crew to the … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | 3 crewmembers die on board Iranian ship, 8 hospitalized

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick Hague on Tuesday publicly described his close call. Hague and Russian Alexei Ovchinin were two minutes into their flight last Thursday from Kazakhstan to the International Space … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

MOSCOW | US, Russian crew in Russian space center after failed launch

MOSCOW— A U.S. astronaut and his Russian crewmate arrived Friday at the Russian space center for medical checks following a failed launch that led to an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. NASA’s Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin blasted off to the International Space Station from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on … Continue reading MOSCOW | US, Russian crew in Russian space center after failed launch

MOSCOW | US, Russian astronauts reach Russia after emergency landing

MOSCOW — A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut on Friday arrived in the Moscow region following a failed launch to the International Space Station that forced an emergency landing. NASA’s Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin blasted off to the orbiting lab on Thursday but had to make an emergency landing in their capsule … Continue reading MOSCOW | US, Russian astronauts reach Russia after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan  — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 11:00 p.m. NASA says it’s dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station. Kenny Todd, a space station manager, said … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, but the aborted mission dealt another … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Space station astronauts kept informed on launch

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Flight controllers kept the three space station residents abreast of the situation after Thursday’s aborted launch. “The boys have landed,” Mission Control assured the crew consisting of one American, one German and one Russian. Two astronauts from … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Space station astronauts kept informed on launch

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Astronauts to be flown to Moscow after emergency

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 5:20 p.m. NASA says two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia will be flown to Moscow after they made an emergency landing. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos‘ Alexei Ovchinin landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan Thursday following the failure … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Astronauts to be flown to Moscow after emergency