Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome

A Soyuz rocket takes off from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

One second NASA astronaut Nick Hague was on his way to space for the first time, the next he was being violently jostled side-to-side as the Soyuz crew capsule he shared with Russian Cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin abruptly separatedfrom the rocket booster beneath and shot to the side.