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Russian Sets Record For Time In Space


http://gdb.rferl.org/F637C777-DE6F-4314-9226-2814C315A10B_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F637C777-DE6F-4314-9226-2814C315A10B_mw800_mh600.jpg 16 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev today broke the record for the longest total time spent in space.

Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Krikalev passed the record previously held by fellow-Russian Sergei Avdeev, who has spent a total of 747 days and 14 hours in space.

With the mission in the ISS due to continue into October, 46-year-old Krikalev will be able to add to his achievement.

(dpa/AFP)
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