It’s been 10 months since a NASA astronaut was stuck in space

Draft.- Frank Rubio has broken a record in spite of himself. He was already an American astronaut, and he stayed for a long time Space. He will be there from September 21, 2022. The International Space Station (ISS) is “up” 400 kilometers from Earth, and to “his chagrin” Rubio, from Salvador, is actually trapped. And longing to return.

Rubio traveled to the space station on a Russian spacecraft as part of a crew-sharing deal Pot and Roscosmos (Russian Space Agency). The American was to travel aboard the Soyuz MS-22, while Roscosmos deployed astronaut Anna Kikhina on the SpaceX Crew Dragon mission, which took off in October 2022 and returned home on March 11.

Soyuz MS-22, Rubio’s spacecraft.

Rubio’s return

However, Rubio did not return. Not because I don’t want to. “Our ship is damaged,” said the astronaut. This refers to a refrigerant leak in the Soyuz capsule last December, which did not allow the astronaut to be brought back at that time. He assured that the problem is being solved.

“If I come back soon, I’ll be happy to be with my family,” Rubio told the Spanish-language American network. Unity. But acknowledge it problems “It could be 3 to 6 months on the International Space Station,” according to technologists.

The Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft was launched to the ISS on February 24. It will also be the ship that Rubio will return home to, in addition to Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Betlin (MS-22 returned to Earth without a crew). However, they will have to wait until September for this.

Frank Rubio
Astronaut Frank Rubio.

Meanwhile, Rubio earns himself a spot on NASA Olympus. He is already the longest-serving American astronaut in space: more than 200 days. He became the first American astronaut to spend a year in space and is expected to return in September.

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In any case, the World record Russian. The late cosmonaut Valery Polyakov, who spent 437 straight days in orbit aboard the Russian Mir space station between 1994 and 1995.

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