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Russia rocket reaches ISS in record time

Three Soyuz astronauts reach International Space Station in six hours compared to standard 50-hour trip.

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Three astronauts on board a Russian spacecraft have set a new record.

The Russian team travelled from Earth to the International Space Station in less than six hours instead of the standard 50-hour flight to reach the station.

The crew will spend five months in space before returning to Earth.

Al Jazeera’s Anu Nathan reports.

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