Astronaut Scott Kelly Sets New Record for Time in Space
There is new U.S. record for time spent in space. It was set by astronaut Scott Kelly for the most time spent off earth by an American citizen.
It happened on Tuesday, October 13th, as Kelly marked his 200th day in space. Kelly is the commander of the International Space Station and is scheduled to be on a 342-day mission. With his current and previous time in space of 182 days, he is now the record setter.
All total, Kelly has 382 days in space surpassing the previous record by a U.S. astronaut of 381 days, 15 hours and 11 minutes. That record was in 2011 by astronaut Mike Fincke during three missions.