Soyuz rocket launch failure forces emergency landing for crew. 

“A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a new U.S.-Russian crew to the International Space Station failed during its ascent Thursday (Oct. 11), sending its crew capsule falling back toward Earth in a ballistic re-entry, NASA officials said.” Now seems like a good time to remember that SpaceX has become the market leader in launches, has had full success on 61 of 63 missions in the past 8 years, and has its first crewed mission planned for June 2019. learn more