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History of Manned Flights

Orbital Complex Mir

Space Records


During the MIR Station operation absolute world records of man's continuous on-orbit stay-time were achieved:

1987 - Yuri Romanenko (326 days 11 hrs 38 min)
1988 - Vladimir Titov, Musa Manarov (365 days 22 hrs 39 min)
1995 - Valery Polyakov (437 days 17 hrs 58 min).

In 1995 Valery Polyakov also became an absolute world record-breaker in total on-orbit stay time (678 days 16 hrs 33 min for 2 flights), in 1999 his achievement was exceeded by Sergey Avdeev (747 days 14 hrs 12 min for 3 flights).

Among women world records of space flight duration were achieved by:

Elena Kondakova (169 days 05 h 1 min) in 1995
Shannon Lucid, the USA (188 days 04 hrs 00 min, including a stay-time on the MIR Station of 183 days 23 hrs 00 min) in 1996.

Among foreign citizens the most long-duration flights under the MIR Program were performed by:

Jean-Pierre Haignere (France) - 188 days 20 hrs 16 min
Shannon Lucid (USA) - 188 days 04 hrs 00 min
Thomas Reiter (ESA, Germany) - 179 days 01 hr 42 min

Egresses into Space

78 egresses into space were performed on the MIR Orbital Station (including three egresses into the unpressurized Spektr module) of a total duration of 359 hrs 12 min.

Spacewalks were performed by:
29 Russian cosmonauts
3 U.S. astronauts
2 French astronauts
1 ESA astronaut (citizen of Germany).

Cosmonauts who performed six and more egresses into space

Cosmonaut
Number of Egresses
Total Duration
Anatoly Soloviev
16
77 hrs 46 min
Sergey Avdeev
10
41 hrs 59 min
Alexander Serebrov
10
31 hrs 48 min
Nikolay Budarin
8
44 hrs 00 min
Talgat Musabaev
7
41 hrs 18 min
Viktor Afanasiev
7
38 hrs 33 min
Sergey Krikalev
7
36 hrs 29 min
Musa Manarov
7
34 hrs 32 min
Anatoly Artsebarsky
6
32 hrs 17 min
Yuri Onufrienko
6
30 hrs 30 min
Yuri Usachev
6
30 hrs 30 min
Gennady Strekalov
6
21 hrs 54 min
Alexander Viktorenko
6
19 hrs 39 min
Vasilii Tsibliev
6
19 hrs 11 min

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