However, minutes after the liftoff, they faced a failure in the rocket's booster - causing a ballistic re-entry into Earth.
Back home in Houston, Hague told the Associated Press, "We knew that if we wanted to be successful, we needed to stay calm and we needed to execute the procedures in front of us smoothly and efficiently as we could".
Russia's catastrophic loss on October 11 of an important Soyuz rocket is being rapidly investigated, and the event is subject to a criminal enquiry.
"There is a launch-abort system that protects me continuously from about an hour before the launch until I'm in orbit".
Tara Reid kicked off Delta flight for 'customer disturbance'
The US site claims the 42-year-old actress was aboard a Delta flight which was heading from Los Angeles to NY . The actress added that she's "used to that kind of thing", because "they" always find ways to pick on her.
Ovchinin and Hague safely returned to Earth in a jettisoned escape capsule.
The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has enough fuel, oxygen, water, and food to last at least six months, Vladimir Solovyov, flight director of the Russian segment of the ISS, was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday. They braced for the extreme force - seven times the force of gravity - of the unusually steep descent and the shock of the parachutes popping open.
While going to the International Space Station, American and Russian cosmonauts had to make an emergency landing after malfunctioning occurred in their Russian Soyuz rocket.
They landed on the smooth, flat terrain of Kazakhstan.
CDC: 'Mystery illness' leaving dozens of children paralyzed
CNN found that Colorado had 14 confirmed cases, more than any other state, followed by Texas with eight and Minnesota with six. The agency doesn't know who may be at higher risk for developing this condition or the reasons they may be at higher risk.
Hague says he and his crewmate grinned at touchdown, shook hands and then joked about their short flight.
Nick Hague on Tuesday publicly described his close call during a Facebook conversation.
The first launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket into orbit since a failed launch last week is planned for October 24 to 26 and will carry a military satellite into space, Interfax news agency cited a source in the space industry as saying on Wednesday. "What we are doing up there at the space station, what we are doing for human exploration, it's for the benefit of all, and it's important that we continue".
German prosecutors fine Audi 800 million euros for diesel violations
Prosecutors had jailed him in June, saying the move was necessary to stop him trying to influence witnesses. Audi accepted the fine and will not lodge an appeal against it, the company said in a statement .