Astronaut Anton Nikolaevich has completed 600 days in space!

13/12/2021

News! The end of yesterday, December 12, 2021, marked the 600th day that astronaut Anton Nikolaevich Shkaplerov was in space. The 600 days are the total days the astronaut stayed in space, not the days of a single mission. Thus, the red-headed astronaut is one of the people who spent most of his days in space. But he is not the first. The Russian who has been in space the longest is Gennady Padalka, the total duration of the days of the 5 space missions being 879 days.

Anton Nikolaevich is in space today for 601 days, but he is still far from the record set by Padalka. Anton has done 4 space missions so far. The last one taking place right now.

The 4 missions were:

Expedition 29/30, Expedition 42/43, Expedition 54/55, and Expedition 65/66. Expedition 65/66 is still underway on the ISS (International Space Station), the mission starting on October 5 this year (2021) and will end after a few more months on the ISS, but the official date has not yet been announced (when will return).

Anton Nikolaevich Shkaplerov, as he is called in Russian: Антон Николаевич Шкаплеров was born on February 20, 1972, and is currently the commander of the International Space Station (ISS). Before he became the commander of the ISS, he held another very good position. From April to October 2007, he served as Director of Operations, the Russian Space Agency, stationed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Being on the 4th space mission and this mission is not over yet, it would be likely that Anton will break the total number of days an astronaut has been in space if he is taken into space by a mission. According to Anton, it is full of energy after 600 days in space, as you can see in the post below:

We wish Anton success in staying in space for as long as possible and if he wants, to set a new record! 

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 13 December 2021, at 11:15 am Los Angeles time

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