Oleg Kononenko broke the world record for total stay in space

On February 4, cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko became the world record holder for the total duration of space flights. Roscosmos reported that he exceeded the record of Gennady Padalka, who stayed in space for a total of 878 days.

Oleg Kononenko is currently on his 5th space flight. On June 5, 2024 at 00:00:20 Moscow time, he will gain a total of 1,000 days in space. The completion of the expedition is scheduled for September 23 this year. Then the record will reach 1100 days in space.

Yuri Borisov, director of the Roscosmos State Corporation, congratulated the cosmonaut: "It is very joyful that this record belongs to our Russian cosmonauts again. So the age of pioneers will continue for a long time."

Oleg Kononenko, in turn, thanked the specialists working at Roscosmos enterprises and research institutes, as well as employees of scientific institutes of the Academy of Sciences: "Without their work, without their achievements, there would be no achievements of cosmonauts."

The Tsiolkovsky International Space Film Festival in 2024 is held with the support of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives, the Roscosmos State Corporation and the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, the Government and the Ministry of Culture of the Kaluga Region, the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, the Association of Planetariums of Russia, the Nika TV Company and other public and commercial organizations.

TASS is the main media partner of the festival.