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April 4, 2019

The “Progress MS-11″ cargo spaceship at 17:22 (Moscow time) docked to the IInternational Space Station (ISS) and became the fastest spacecraft in the history of flights to the ISS: the time from launch to docking was 3 hours 21minutes.

This opens up new opportunities for manned near-Earth space programs.

Earlier at 14:01(Moscow time), “Progress MS-11″ was launched from launch pad № 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The flight was monitored by specialists of the Mission Control Center.

The cosmonauts of Roscosmos – the ISS crew commander Oleg Kononenko and flight engineer Alexey Ovchinin controlled the docking process from the station.

Previously, the title of record holder belonged to the “Progress MS-09″, which docked with the ISS 3 hours 40 minutes after the launch.

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