Astronaut Mark Vande Hei has made history by completing 272 days in space in a single space flight as of January 6, 2022, breaking the previous record held by Drew Morgan who spent 272 days in space in a single flight.

Vande Hei has three more spaceflight records to break, including Peggy Wilson’s, who spent 288 days, Christina Koch’s 328 days, and Scott Kelly’s 340 days in a single spaceflight before his earthbound journey home on March 30 completing 350 days in a single spaceflight.

“Congratulations to my @NASA_Astronauts colleague, fellow @USArmy officer and friend @Astro_Sabot, on his way to making history! Go Mark Go!” tweeted Drew Morgan on Vande Hei’s achievement.

Mark Thomas Vande Hei is a retired United States Army officer currently with NASA who has served as a Flight Engineer for Expedition 53, 54, 64, and 65 on the International Space Station.

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