22:06 GMT03 March 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Sunday, US astronauts living aboard the ISS orbital outpost will break the record for most days in space by a crew launched aboard an American spacecraft, NASA said.

    "They will surpass the record of 84 days set by the Skylab 4 crew on Feb. 8, 1974", NASA said.

    The Skylab 4 crew, with NASA astronauts Gerald Carr, Edward Gibson, and William Pogue, docked their Apollo spacecraft to the Skylab space station 47 years to the day the SpaceX crew docked to the orbiting lab, the US space authority noted.

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken is seen before scheduled launch of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S.  May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken is seen before scheduled launch of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

    Four flight engineers — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi — docked the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to the US module last November.

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