NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Sets U.S. Space Record with Year-Long Space Mission
NASA's Frank Rubio sets a new U.S. space endurance record with a 371-day mission.
Unplanned Extended Stay
Originally a 180-day mission, the crew endured over a year in space due to space junk damage.
Russian Space Record
Despite Rubio's achievement, Russia still holds the world record for a 437-day spaceflight.
Rubio missed significant family events while in space, highlighting the psychological challenges of long missions.
The team included Rubio, a first-time astronaut, and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin.
Future Space Missions
NASA currently has no plans for more yearlong space missions, leaving Rubio's record unchallenged for now.