Russian cargo ship makes history with record-breaking trip to space station

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.