The Soyuz MS-17 crewed mission to the International Space Station was launched by a Soyuz 2.1a from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam in Kazakstan at 0545 GMT on 14 October. On board were NASA astronaut, Kate Rubins and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov at the Expedition 64 crew. The Soyuz MS-17 made a fast rendezvous technique, the spacecraft began its approach with the International Space Station 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.

Soyuz MS-17 begins its approach after its very fast rendezvous with the ISS. Courtesy: NASA TV