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Earth to the space station in record time

  • Trip usually takes two days
  • Eqiupment upgrades dramatically shorten the ride
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - MARCH 29: In this handout image provided by NASA, the Soyuz TMA-08M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome

A three-man crew rocketed into space and docked with the international space station in less than 6 hours.

The trip usually takes two days.

The Soyuz spacecraft launched from Kazakhstan yesterday and reached the space station late last night.

NASA says equipment upgrades helped speed things up.

MORE: New crew aboard station after express flight (

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