In a record-breaking flight, the Soyuz MS-17 crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was launched by a Soyuz 2.1a from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, near Tyuratam in Kazakhstan, at 0545 GMT on 14 October. On board were NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov as the Expedition 64 crew. The Soyuz MS-17 made a fast rendezvous, beginning its approach to the ISS in under three hours. It finally docked with the Rassvet module at 0848 GMT. With only three hours three minutes taken. this broke the record for the fastest time between launch and ISS docking.