Moscow, June 25 – AIF-Moscow.
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko set a record for the total stay on board the International Space Station (ISS), RIA Novosti reports.
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As the head of the Cosmonaut Training Center Pavel Vlasov said, Kononenko spent a total of 737 days at the station. Earlier the record belonged to Yuri Malenchenko (702 days). Vlasov expressed the hope that after the rehabilitation, the astronaut would continue to work and beat more than one record.
Recall, the crew of the ISS as part of Oleg Kononenko, Canadian David St. Jacques and American Ann McClain landed in the steppe near the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan. They stayed aboard the station for seven months. The Russian cosmonaut led this expedition. On the eve of the ISS there was a crew change. Now astronaut Alexei Ovchinin will command the 60th expedition.
Now Kononenko is located in the Star City in the Moscow region. For several weeks, his health will be monitored by doctors, then he will undergo rehabilitation in Sochi.
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