Yesterday, American astronaut Frank Rubio, along with the two cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, landed after spending a record-breaking amount of time aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
The three departed from Earth on September 21, 2022, and spent 371 days in space before returning to Earth. This makes Frank Rubio the American astronaut who has spent the longest continuous time in space during a single mission. However, two Soviet cosmonauts have spent more time in space during a single mission. Between 1998 and 1999, Sergei Avdeyev spent 379 days aboard the Mir space station. The record for the longest time spent in space during a single mission is held by Valery Polyakov, who spent 437 days on Mir from 1994 to 1995.
In the video above, you can see how Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin landed in Kazakhstan using a Russian Soyuz spacecraft yesterday. In the video below, Rubio shares more about the research experiments he participated in on the ISS during his time there.