Russian-US crew welcomed aboard the space station

MOSCOW (AP) — A trio of space travelers blasted off to the International Space Station on Wednesday, using for the first time a fast-track maneuver that allowed them to reach the orbiting outpost in just a little over three hours.

NASA’s Kate Rubins along with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled Wednesday morning from the Russia-leased Baikonur space launch facility in Kazakhstan for a six-month stint on the station.

For the first time, they tried a two-orbit approach and docked with the space station in just a little over three hours after lift-off. Previously it took twice as long for crews to reach the station.

Aboard the station, they were welcomed by the station’s NASA commander, Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, who have been aboard the complex since April and are scheduled to return to Earth

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House Republican McMorris Rogers Gets Democrats Aboard 9 Tech Policy Priorities

Countering the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on technology requires a two-part strategy: measures to restrict technology to and from the PRC, and equally important, measures to promote US enterprise and invention in the face of Chinese technological threats. Congress has taken important steps to restrict Huawei, control the export of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and protect Americans’ privacy and security from apps like TikTok. Leaders like Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers are driving the other part of the equation, launching an American leadership strategy to beat China through technology and competitiveness with 15 bills,

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