The US-Russian crew flew to the ISS

For the first time, the ship uses an accelerated maneuver that reduces the time from launch to docking by half.

Three space travelers have successfully flown to the International space station, using an accelerated maneuver for the first time to reach the orbiting laboratory in just three hours.

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov launched on Wednesday morning as scheduled from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

It is planned that they will spend six months on the ISS.

The astronauts use a two-turn approach scheme to the station, which will take three hours. Previously, this took twice as long.

They 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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