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Frank Rubio, first U.S. astronaut to spend 365 days in space
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Frank Rubio, first U.S. astronaut to spend 365 days in space

Frank Rubio. Credit: NASA Frank Rubio becomes the first U.S. astronaut to spend one year in space. Others have gotten close, but only four other people—all Russians—have ever reached the 365-day milestone. Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, two additional Russians, have been added to the list in addition to Rubio. Expedition 68 cosmonaut Dmitri Petelin of Roscosmos, left, Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, and Frank Rubio of NASA. Photo Credit: NASA The trio arrived on Soyuz MS-22 last year and were forced to remain an additional six months after the spacecraft had a technical malfunction and had to be replaced, causing a modification in the crew rotation timetable. He returned to Earth on September 27 with Prokopyev and Petelin. Speaking to reporters, their extra days in...