US, Russian astronauts rescued after emergency landing
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Two astronaut were rescued Thursday after their rocket failed following its launch from Russia.

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russia's Alexei Ovchinin took off in the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft from Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, NASA said in a statement. 

"Shortly after the launch, there was an anomaly with the booster and the launch ascent was aborted, resulting in a ballistic landing of the spacecraft,” NASA said.

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Hague and Ovchinin are in good condition after making an emergency landing in Russia, according to NASA. Search and rescue teams were deployed to the landing site, the space agency added.

".@NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in good condition following today's aborted launch. I’m grateful that everyone is safe. A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident will be conducted," NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineJames (Jim) Frederick BridenstineSpaceX could disrupt NASA plan to return humans to the moon Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers press officials on 2020 election security | T-Mobile, Sprint execs defend merger before Congress | Officials charge alleged Iranian spy | Senate panel kicks off talks on data security bill NASA declares Mars rover Opportunity dead after 15 years MORE wrote in a tweet Thursday.