Baikonur: Russian spacecraft blasts off


KAZAKHSTAN - OCTOBER 11, 2018: A Soyuz-FG rocket booster blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague of the ISS Expedition 57/58 prime crew aboard to the International Space Station (ISS). Sergei Savostyanov/TASS

A Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with a manned Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft has blasted off from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS).

The carrier rocket with the manned spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 11:40 a.m. Moscow time.

The crew of the Soyuz MS-10 has successfully landed, there are no casualties, TASS reports.

The launch was observed by Roskosmos head Dmitry Rogozin and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will receive a full report on the aborted manned launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur space center on Thursday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Belsat.eu, via TASS

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