A privately developed Chinese carrier rocket failed to reach orbit after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday. It was a blow to the country’s nascent attempts by private companies to rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing. The rocket failed in mid-air on Thursday.
U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei..