The Top 5 Longest Human Spaceflights

  Mission
(name of flights)
Mission dates Total time spent in space
1 Valeri Polyakov
(Soyuz TM-18/Soyuz TM-20)
Jan 8, 1994 to Mar 22, 1995 437 days, 17 hrs, 58 min
2 Sergei Avdeyev
(Soyuz TM-28/Soyuz TM-29)
Aug 13, 1998 to Aug 28, 1999 379 days, 14 hrs, 51 min, 9 sec
3 Musa Manarov, Vladimir Titov
(Soyuz TM-4/Soyuz TM-6)
Dec 21, 1987 to Dec 21, 1988 365 days, 22 hrs, 39 min
4 Mikhail Korniyenko, Scott Kelly
(Soyuz TMA-16M/Soyuz TM-18M)
Mar 27, 2015 to Mar 2, 2016 340 days, 8 hrs, 42 min, 30 sec
5 Yuri Romanenko
(Soyuz TM-2/Soyuz TM-3)
Feb 5, 1987 to Dec 5, 1987 326 days, 11 hrs, 38 min
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 Facts
  1. Cosmonauts Musa Manarov and Vladimir Titov were the first to spend a year in space during Soyuz TM-4 in 1987-1988.
  2. The longest human spaceflight by a woman was Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy, representing the European Space Agency on the ISS. She spent 199 days aboard the ISS in 2014-2015.
  3. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to reach space on April 12th, 1961.
  4. Less than one month after Gagarin's accomplishment, NASA Astronaut Alan Shepard made a suborbital flight on May 5th, 1961.
  5. The first woman in space, and also the first civilian, was Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova who flow on Vostok 6 from June 16th to June 19th, 1963.
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Sources:  NASA, RKA, ESA, Top 5 of Anything Research 2016.

List Notes: List is longest missions ranked by the number of days spent in spaceflight.
Longest Human Spaceflights

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