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Soyuz reaches International Space Station in under six hours

26 September 2013 Last updated at 16:24 BST

A joint US-Russian crew which took off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday has reached the International Space Station in less than six hours.

Previous journeys had lasted on average nearly two days.

Two of the Russian cosmonauts plan to take an unlit Winter Olympic torch on one of their spacewalks, to promote the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

Leonid Louneev reports.