How Can Soyuz Reach The Space Station In Only 3 Hours?
Astronauts are planned to spend six months on the ISS
The Soyuz MS-17 manned spacecraft with the Russian-American crew flew to the International Space Station (ISS) in just over three hours, setting a record for the speed of flight.
The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-17 manned spacecraft took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome at about 9 am Moscow time.
Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, as well as NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins went to the ISS.
They will spend 177 days in orbit. They have 55 scientific experiments and two spacewalks planned..
The astronauts will join the ISS commander, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner, who have been working on the ISS since April and are due to return to Earth in a week..
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