They may have only just got to the International Space Station (ISS) but the crew of Expedition 36 are already breaking records.
Hurtling into space aboard the Soyuz TMA-09M, Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA's Karen Nyberg and European Space Agency's (ESA) Luca Parmitano reached the ISS in just five hours and 39 minutes.
Docking at 02:16 GMT on Wednesday morning they beat the previous record by six minutes.
The Soyuz rocket with Expedition 36/37 blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
In an odd choice of words upon reaching the ISS, Yurchikhin said: "Thank you for the best spacecraft, finer than the best pocket watch!"
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