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Soviet Cosmonaut Valery Polyakov passes away

Valery Polyakov, who held the record for the achieving the longest single stay in space, has passed away at the age of 80. Key facts Valery Polyakov’s record of 437 days in space started on January 8, 1994. While aboard the Soviet Space Station Mir, he orbited the Earth more than 7,000 times before returning ..

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Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka sets record for spending longest time in space

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has set a Guinness World Record for spending longest time in space with a total of 804 days as on July 2015. With this he broke the previous record of 803 days, nine hours and 41 minutes set by Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev (now retired) across six missions from 1998 to ..

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