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11 Oct, 2018 11:57

First footage of ISS crew after emergency landing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

First footage of ISS crew after emergency landing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has released footage of the ISS crew lounging on a couch with hot beverages and snacks after they were forced to make an emergency landing on Thursday.

Judging by the photographs, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague appear to be healthy and in good spirits. They are both hooked up to medical equipment monitoring their vitals.

A short video also showed Hague chatting with a Russian colleague on a couch, with Ovchinin getting a check-up on a nearby sofa.

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The footage was taken in Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, but the pair will soon be transported to Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, outside of Moscow.

The crew’s Soyuz spacecraft failed shortly after take-off from Baikonur on Thursday. It's believed that the booster failed to separate from the Soyuz MS-10 space capsule, although the specifics of the anomaly are still being investigated.

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