On Sunday, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, who works on the International Space Station (ISS), set a world record for the total duration of space flights. The Roscosmos astronaut surpassed the achievement of his compatriot Gennady Padalka.

Roscosmos astronaut Kononenko set a world record for time spent in space

According to Roscosmos, Oleg Kononenko is the commander of the cosmonaut corps of the state corporation. For the 59-year-old Russian, this is the fifth flight of his career. At 11:30:08 Moscow time, the total time the astronaut spent in space was 878 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes and 48 seconds.

The completion of the current expedition of Kononenko’s team is scheduled for September 23, 2024. Until this date, the total duration of astronauts’ space flights will be 1,110 days.

Photo: Roscosmos


Akhmed Sadulayev

Source: RB

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