Astronaut breaks US record: 521 days in space and counting

August 24, 2016 3:08 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An astronaut has set a U.S. record for most time spent in space.

Jeffrey Williams, commander of the International Space Station, marked his 521st day in orbit Wednesday, a number accumulated over four flights. That surpasses the 520-day record set by Scott Kelly, whose one-year space station mission ended in March.

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