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American, Russian Space Travelers Reach International Space Station

The three space travelers lifted off from southern Kazakhstan early Wednesday morning.

American, Russian Space Travelers Reach International Space Station
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A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have kicked off what will be a six-month-long stay on the International Space Station.

The three space travelers lifted off from southern Kazakhstan early Wednesday morning. They made it to the ISS a little more than three hours after the launch — a record time.

The crew spent weeks in quarantine and took several tests ahead of the mission to avoid bringing the coronavirus on board. 

The crew is scheduled to conduct a series of experiments during their time on board, including bio-printing tissues, growing cells in space and continuing work on sequencing DNA.