August 16, 2005
Cosmonaut Sets Record for Most Days in Space
MOSCOW -- Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev on Tuesday set a record for the most days spent in space, clocking almost 748 days over a 20-year career.
Krikalev, scheduled to remain aboard the International Space Station (ISS) until October, beat the previous record of 747 days 14 hours 14 minutes and 11 seconds held by fellow Russian Sergei Avdeyev, mission control said.
The 46-year-old made his first long-duration mission to MIR in 1988.