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'Express' flights to the International Space Station takes travel time down from two days to just six hours, no frequent flier miles included

Travel time to the ISS cut down from two days to an 'express' journey of six hours

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Mar 29, 2013 7:34 am

Normal trips from Earth to the International Space Station take around two days, but the first manned "express" flights to the ISS happened today, a journey which will cut down the time from two days to just six hours.

 

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The flight is being manned by one NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, and is expected to have docked by 12:10am EDT. This is the first manned express flight, but there have been numerous unmanned cargo flights taking the six-hour express flight to the ISS.

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