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The Russian cosmonauts Serguei Rizhikov and Sergei Kud-Sdedchikov, as well as the NASA US astronaut Kathleen Rubins make up the first space crew after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, for which hygiene measures were tightened.

A trio of space travellers blasted off to the International Space Station on Wednesday, using for the first time a fast-track manoeuvr that allowed them to reach the orbiting outpost in just a little over three hours.

The new crew members will join Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, who will complete their station mission and land on Earth on the steppe of Kazakhstan on October 21, USA time, in the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft that brought them to the station on April 9, NASA said in a blog post.

The team that just arrived will take over the ISS from the Expedition 63 astronauts, Cassidy, Anatoli Ivanishin, and Ivan Vagner, who are due to leave the Station later this month.

Wednesday's mission is the last scheduled Russian flight carrying a U.S. crew member. This was also the first time ever that a spacecraft took "a record short three hours and three minutes".

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"We're planning to try some really interesting things like bio-printing tissues and growing cells in space and, of course, continuing our work on sequencing DNA", Rubins said.

Speaking at a pre-launch press conference on Tuesday, Rubins did not directly reference the SpaceX flight when asked how she felt to be on board during a new era in space exploration. The small leak hasn't posed any immediate danger to the crew.

Before joining the US space agency, NASA, Rubins worked as a microbiologist and was involved in research on viruses. It follows a successful Demo-2 mission earlier this year.

According to an article by NASA, the Expedition 64 crew will actually conduct research especially in tech development, biology, Earth science, human research, and even more.

The Crew Dragon mission was pushed back from October 31 into November, and no new date has been set yet.

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