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Here’s how NASA just booked a last-minute trip to space on a Russian Soyuz

It’s no easy feat to get to space with just two months’ notice — even for NASA.

But in February, the agency announced it wanted a seat on the next Russian Soyuz launch, currently scheduled to lift off on April 9. And unlike recent flights, when NASA has paid Russia to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency wants to instead exchange, likely, a flight on a U.S. spaceship.