23:43 GMT30 October 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The launch is set to deliver Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA’s Kathleen Rubins to the ISS where they will remain until April of next year.

    Russia’s Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket and Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft have been rolled out to their Baikonur launch pad ahead of a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Roscosmos said Sunday.

    The flight is scheduled for Wednesday and set to break speed records by delivering the three-member crew in just three hours and seven minutes, whereas such flights earlier used to take anywhere between six hours and two days.

    "The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the # SoyuzMS17 spacecraft was rolled out to the launch site," Roscosmos said in a tweet.

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    Baikonur, Roscosmos, Russia
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