Gennady Padalka on Monday (June 29) beat the record for the most time spent in orbit over a career flying in space. Ninety three (93) days into his fifth stay on a space station, Padalka surpassed fellow cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev's record of 803 days that was set in 2005 after six spaceflights. Scheduled to land in September, Padalka will log a total 878 days in space.
A Russian cosmonaut currently onboard the International Space Station has broken the record for the most time spent off the planet — and he is still has months to go before he comes home to Earth. Gennady Padalka on June 29 logged his 804th day in space.
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