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Main » 2020 » October » 15 » Russian “Soyuz MS-17” spacecraft docked to the ISS.

Russian “Soyuz MS-17” spacecraft docked to the ISS.

On October 14, 2020 at 08:48 UTC, the Russian "Soyuz MS-17” spacecraft docked with the Russian “Rassvet” module of the International Space Station. The Soyuz spacecraft completed fastest-ever trip to the International Space Station performed by a piloted space vehicle - 3 hours, 3 minutes and 43 seconds between the lift-off and the docking. The spacecraft delivered 3 members of Expedition 64 to the ISS, Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov as well as American astronaut Kathleen Rubins. The new comers joined current ISS Expedition 63 members – Russian cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner as well as American astronaut Christopher Cassidy. The members of Expedition 63 and Expedition 64 will work together during 8 days. On October 22, Anatoli Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner and Christopher Cassidy are to return to Earth aboard the Russian “Soyuz MS-16” spacecraft. The mission of Ryzhikov, Kud-Sverchkov and Kathleen Rubins is to last till April 9, 2021.

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