With over 300 days in space, NASA astronaut set to break records
New Delhi : NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei has been living in the space station for more than 300 days now. He had gone to the ISS on April 9, 2021.
With couple of days more, he will surpass Christina Koch’s 328-day mission on March 3 and Scott Kelly’s 340 days on March 15.
Mark Vande Hei has been scheduled to return on Earth on March 30, with this he will create a record of 355 consecutive days of living in space.
Several astronauts congratulated him and his flight engineer Pyotr Dubrov for crossing the 300 days milestone.
They had gone to the ISS aboard the Soyuz MS-18 crew ship with Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, who returned on earth on October 17, 2021. Dubrov and Vande Hei will be landing with station Commander Anton Shkaplerov in Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz MS-19 crew ship at the end of March.