Scott Kelly Breaks US Consecutive Space Flight Record
Scott Kelly has spent the last 216 days in space, the longest streak by an American. He also holds the U.S. record for total time in space.By Grant Suneson | October 29, 2015
Astronaut Scott Kelly has officially spent more consecutive time in space than any other American.
Thursday he eclipsed Michael Lopez-Alegria's 2007 record of 215 days on a single mission, and the former record-holder tweeted his congratulations.
Kelly’s slated to extend his lead quite a bit. He's scheduled to return to Earth March 2, after 342 days in orbit.