> Russian made space history on Tuesday with the fastest cargo mission ever to the international space station. The unpiloted progress seventy made the journey from Kazakhstan to the station in less than four hour. Breaking the previous record of six, on a spaceflight that traditionally takes two days.
It was carrying nearly three tons of food, fuel, and other supplies for the station's Expedition 56 crew. The ISS has been resupplied by these so-called fast-track progress ships since 2013. All part of test by Russia space agency, Los Cosmos, to make the cargo run in six hours. Tuesday's record breaking mission was the third attempt to beat that time.
It's hoped to one day save astronauts based in the cramped conditions they currently endured to reach the only orbital laboratory. And not to mention making missions more responsive. Eventually, people could leave Earth after breakfast, and arrive at the space station in time for lunch.