Crew of 'Soyuz' spacecraft establish contact after failed launch - agencies

  • World
  • Thursday, 11 Oct 2018

(Reuters) - Contact has been established with crew members of the Russian "Soyuz" spacecraft after it made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

A rescue mission has set off to search for the crew members, U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, Interfax and Tass news agencies reported.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Gareth Jones)