Crew Safe After Soyuz Launch Abort

>> Interpreter: TIME 12 SCHOAN46, COPY. >>> WE FEEL ROTATION. IT IS 272 AND GOINGDOWN. COPY. TIGHT N THE STRAP. >> HEARING THERE, THEREHAS BEEN AN ISSUE WITHTHE BOOSTER, AND WE ARESTANDING BY WITHINFORMATION AS WECONTINUE TO GET IT FROMTHE RUSSIAN CRIMINALTEAM. EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BEFEEN WITH THE CREW. WE HAD GOOD COME WITHTHEM AND THEY ARE OKAY. WAITING FOR MOREINFORMATION. >> THE TEAM IS WORKINGWITH THEIR COUNTERPARTSIN RUSSIA, GET ISINFORMATION ON THEBOOSTER THAT HAS CHANGEDTHE LAUNCH PLAN. WE ARE GETTING MOREINFORMATION THAT WE WILLPROVIDE AS SOON AS WEHAVE A LITTLE MORE. WORKING ON IT IS FLIGHTDIRECTOR MARRY LAWRENCE. — MARY LAWRENCE. >> THE LAUNCH DIDHAVE A PROBLEM WITHTHE BOOSTER A FEWSECONDS AFTER THEFIRST STAGESEPARATION. WE CAN CONFIRM NOWTHAT THE CREW HASSTARTED TO GO INTOTHE BALLISTICDESCENT MODE. THERE WILL BE GOINGIN ON A SHARPLANDING TODAY. I THINK IT WILL BECOMING UP FAIRLYSHORTLY, AND WE ARECONTINUING TO GETMORE INFORMATIONFROM OUR COUNTERPARTS AS THEROSCOSMOS SPACEAGENCY AS WE LEARNMORE ABOUT TODAY’SACTIVITIES AND WHATTO EXPECT NEXT ASTHE CREW DOES GOTHROUGH THISBALLISTIC DESCENTMODE. >> THE SEARCH ANDRESCUE FORCES THATTOOK OFF FROMBAIKONUR EXPECTED TOREACH THE AREA WHERETHE SOYUZ MS-10DESCENDED ABOUT HOURAND A HALF LATER. SO, WE ARE ABOUT 30MINUTES INTO THATFLIGHT. WE ARE HEARINGALREADY THE FORCESARE IN CONTACT WITHNICK HAGUE ANDALEXEY OVCHININ ONBOARD THE SOYUZ, ANDINITIAL REPORTS ARETHEY ARE IN GOODCONDITION. WE WILL STAND BY FORMORE. BUT, AGAIN, EXPECTEDTO TAKE ABOUT ANHOUR AND A HALF,EAST OF JESS SICKSTAND, FOLLOWING THEBALLISTIC LANDINGTHAT TOOK PLACEAFTER TODAY’S3:48:00 A. M. MISSILE’S LAUNCH. >>> THE SOYUZLANDING IS COMING INMORE AT A STEEPERANGLE THAT IT WOULDNORMALLY COME IN. WHICH MEANS IT ISSUBJECT TO HIGHER GFORCES, BUT IT IS AKNOWN MODE OFDESCENT THAT CREWMEMBERS HAVE GONETHROUGH BEFORE. >>> THAT TOOK PLACEFOLLOWING TODAY’S3:40:00 A. M. CENTRALTIME LAUNCH OF THESOYUZ MS-10, AND THECREW ON BOARD, NICKHAGUE AND ALEXEYOVCHININ HAVE BEENIN CONTACT WITH THERESCUE FORCES WHICHARE ON THEIR WAY TOTHE RESCUE SIGHT. REACH IT STILLPROBABLY ABOUT AN

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