Soyuz rocket failure: Russia blames botched launch on mistake during assembly

November 2, 2018 2:47 PM

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A US-Russia mission to the International Space Station hit a snag on Thursday when a Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin malfunctioned during its ascent and the two-person crew made an emergency landing.

A Russian space investigation has blamed a damaged sensor for forcing a Soyuz rocket to abort its trip just two minutes after it was launched.

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