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Astronauts survive emergency landing after booster fails on Russian rocket
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan after 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. (2:20 a.m. MDT) Thursday from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz booster rocket.