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Russian cosmonaut sets a record for total stay in space

The Roscosmos State Corporation announced a new world record. Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko spent over 878 days in space during all expeditions to the ISS, thus beating the achievements of his compatriot Gennady Padalka:

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Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, participating in a year-long expedition on the International Space Station, became the world record holder for the total duration of space flights. He exceeded the achievement of compatriot Gennady Padalka, who accumulated a total of 878 days 11 hours 29 minutes 48 seconds over five space flights.

It is expected that Oleg Kononenko, making his fifth space flight, will reach a total of 1,000 days in space on June 5, 2024 at 00:00:20 Moscow time. And upon completion of the annual expedition, scheduled for September 23, 2024, its total flight time will be 1,110 days.

In an interview with TASS, Oleg stated that he “flies into space in order to do what he loves, and not to set records.”

 

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