Astronauts return to families' arms after emergency landing

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NASA's Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexey Ovchinin were headed to the International Space Station on a Soyuz rocket when a booster failed.

For more on this story: NASA’s Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin blasted off to the orbiting lab on Thursday but had to make an emergency landing in their capsule less than two minutes into the flight after their Soyuz rocket suffered an unspecified failure of its second stage.

Roscosmos director general Dmitry Rogozin, who traveled to Kazakhstan to bring the crew back, posted a picture of himself and the two men Friday, saying they are safely back in the Moscow region.

“The guys will definitely fly again,” he tweeted.

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