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Russia Has Begun Training Cosmonauts For A Record-Breaking Flight To The Iss

Russia Has Begun Training Cosmonauts For A Record-Breaking Flight To The Iss

Specialists Of the rocket and space Corporation (RSC) Energia have begun preparing the crew for a record-breaking flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in an ultra-short scheme, the first manned spacecraft to reach the station in just three hours.

"[Dmitry] Rogozin instructed RSC Energia to prepare the first crew for an ultra-fast flight to the ISS when the ship makes only two orbits before docking with the station. The Corporation has already started training cosmonauts," the source said to TASS.

To date, the fastest scheme of a manned flight to the orbital station is a four-turn one (the mission takes about six hours).

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