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Man accidentally spent a year in space and set a new record he never intended

Frank Rubio was supposed to spend six months in space, he ended up spending over a year.
  • Frank Rubio spent a record amount of time in space
  • Rubio was supposed to spend six months on the ISS, but there was an issue
  • He and his crew had to wait for a component to fix the capsule that would take them back to Earth, which is why he had to prolong his ‘stay’

Published on Dec 8, 2023 at 8:01PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Dec 20, 2023 at 1:55PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis
Frank Rubio lead image

You may have heard the story of astronaut Frank Rubio.

Rubio spent a year on the International Space Station (ISS), setting a world record in the process.

However, what might surprise you is that Rubio was not supposed to set this record.

Rubio was supposed to spend six months in space but the capsule that was supposed to take him back to Earth was damaged by space debris.

This ‘minor’ issue caused a delay of around six months.

Find out what happened in detail in the video down below!

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