On September 12, NASA astronaut Frank Rubio broke the record for being the American astronaut with the longest mission in space, spending more than 355 days on the International Space Station (ISS).
According to CNN, the previous record was held by astronaut Mark Vande Hei, who spent 355 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes.
Frank Rubio will go to ISS from September 2022. For now, he will remain on ISS till 27th September. He will be the first American and one of just seven people in the world to spend more than a year in a microgravity environment.
According to the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos), along with Frank Rubio, two other cosmonauts, Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, also broke the record for a Russian cosmonaut’s stay in the ISS.
These two astronauts reached the ISS along with Frank Rubio in September 2022 and their stay here was initially expected to last till March 2023.
However, due to a problem with the radiator of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, their mission had to be extended to September 27.