This morning’s launch of a Russian Soyuz mission carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to the International Space Station started off like clockwork. But roughly four minutes into the flight something went wrong. Thankfully it wasn’t an explosion or critical failure, but the booster rocket failed in some fashion. It quickly became obvious that the astronauts weren’t going to make it to the ISS and they were forced to eject their capsule from the main rocket and make a “ballistic descent” back to Earth under the vehicle’s parachute. NBC News had some of the early details.