The International Space Station (ISS) was launched in 1998. The ISS is a joint international project by five space agencies. The station’s components were launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and US space shuttles.
The two ISS crew members aboard the Soyuz MS-10 are doing well after crash landing earlier this week - but those currently living on the space station are facing an uncertain departure date while the space capsule is grounded.
The investigation into a mysterious hole on a Russian ISS module has been left on a cliffhanger as several spacewalks had to be scrapped after a Soyuz rocket failed to bring two crewmembers aboard the station.
Breathtaking moments of the Soyuz dramatically aborting its mission were caught on a live feed of the event. The footage showed the ISS crew being severely shaken around as the booster failed mid-air before the feed cut out.