Home   »   Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko Sets World...

Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko Sets World Record for Most Time in Space

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko achieved a historic milestone by setting a world record for the most time spent in space, surpassing his compatriot Gennady Padalka’s previous record of 878 days in orbit, as reported by Russia’s space corporation, Roscosmos.

Record-Breaking Moment

At 0830 GMT, Oleg Kononenko officially broke the record, marking a significant achievement in the history of space exploration. His dedication and contributions to space missions have positioned him as a prominent figure in the realm of human spaceflight.

Projected Milestones

Oleg Kononenko is anticipated to reach a remarkable milestone of 1,000 days in space on June 5. By late September, he is expected to further extend his record, clocking an unprecedented 1,110 days in space. These milestones underscore Kononenko’s enduring commitment to advancing space exploration.

Surpassing Gennady Padalka

The 59-year-old cosmonaut surpassed the previous record held by Gennady Padalka, who accumulated a total of 878 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes, and 48 seconds in space. Kononenko’s achievement highlights the ongoing legacy of Russian contributions to space exploration.

 

Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko Sets World Record for Most Time in Space_40.1

 

 

Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko Sets World Record for Most Time in Space_50.1