Russian spacecraft sends crew to the ISS on a record speed

Soyuz MS-17 crew launches on 'ultrafast' two-orbit flight to space station

When the Soyuz hatch opened at 7:07 a.m. EDT, Rubins, Ryzhikov and Kud-Sverchkov joined NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos cosmonauts Ivan Vagner, Anatoly Ivanishin onboard the space station. Ryzhikov will become the commander when Expedition 64 begins October 21 and Cassidy, Vagner and Ivanishin will depart for Earth. "The flight seen from space looks even cooler than from the Earth!"

NASA's Kate Rubins (left), and cosmonauts Ryzhikov (center) and Kud-Sverchkov (right). Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soishi Noguchi are scheduled to fly aboard the Dragon spacecraft by mid-November, waiting for the engine issue that led to the abort of SpaceX to be resolved.

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The Roscosmos cosmonaut also said that additional supplies of oxygen were usually supplied by Progress cargo spacecraft.

The spaceflight marks the second for Rubins and Ryzhikov and the first for Kud-Sverchkov, who will live and work aboard the outpost for six months, conducting research in technology development, Earth science, biology, human research and more. The Pirs Unit was first added to the space station in 2001. Coincidentally, it's also Rubins' birthday. "It's so amusing to go out into space on your birthday", Robbins said in an interview with CollectSPACE.

The previous leak was discovered by ground control when Then the USA crew moved to the Russian part of the station, the modules were sealed, and their atmospheric pressure was examined. This was also the first time ever that a spacecraft took "a record short three hours and three minutes". It is the 100th spacecraft that launches a crew towards the space station, including Soyuz MS10.

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