NASA astronaut Scott Kelly breaks spaceflight record

Video courtesy of NASA. “SPEED OF SOUND” soundtrack written by Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland, William Champion, and Christopher Anthony John Martin. Courtesy of Universal Music – MGB Songs on behalf of Universal Music Publ. MGB Ltd.

Astronaut Scott Kelly, who is now more than halfway through his Year in Space mission, celebrated a milestone on Oct. 16 by completing his 384th day in space. This surpasses U.S. astronaut Mike Fincke’s record of 382 cumulative days.

Kelly will break another record Oct. 29 on his 216th consecutive day in space, when he will surpass astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria’s record for the single-longest spaceflight by an American. Lopez-Alegria spent 215 days in space as commander of the Expedition 14 crew in 2006.

This achievement comes just before the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station on Nov. 2, 2015.

Learn more about some of his milestones and shenanigans on the space station.

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