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In Photos: Space Station Crew's Harrowing Abort Landing After Soyuz Launch Failure

Soyuz Checks

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Workers check out the Soyuz rocket after it was erected on the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

On the Launchpad

Bill Ingalls/NASA

The Russian Soyuz rocket that will launch two Expedition 57 crewmembers to the International Space Station on Oct. 11 stands tall at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Prelaunch Haircut

Bill Ingalls/NASA

As per protocol, Nick Hague got his hair cut nice and short in preparation for his trip to space. Behind him is backup crew member David Saint-Jacques.

Expedition 56/57 Crew


The crew of Expedition 56 shortly before three astronauts departed earlier this month. Remaining on the station are NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, seen along the upper left of this photograph. [Here's What Today's Soyuz Launch Failure Means for Space Station Astronauts]

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