10 July 2018
An unpiloted Russian cargo resupply ship made space history on Tuesday (July 10) when it docked with the International Space Station (ISS) after a journey of under 4 hours. It broke the previous 6-hour record on a spaceflight that traditionally takes two days. This was Russia's third attempt to break the 6-hour record, according to space.com. The space agency had tried in October of 2017 and again in February of this year. But last-minute glitches forced the agency to pursue the traditional 2-day-long and 34-orbit profile, the website said. The Progress 70 cargo ship will remain at the orbital outpost until late January 2019, NASA said.