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That is the amount of time Rus­sian cos­mo­naut Va­leri Polyakov spent in space dur­ing a 1994 mission. Dur­ing his 14-month stay on Mir he com­pleted more than 7,000 or­bits of the earth. Polyakov con­tin­ues to hold the record for the long­est time ever spent con­tin­u­ously in space by a hu­man be­ing.

That nearly two- decade- old his­toric record could fi­nally be bro­ken if Amer­i­can mil­lion­aire and space tourist Den­nis Tito cam suc­cess­fully carry out his plan to or­ga­nize a pri­vate manned mission to Mars with a two-per­son crew to fly around the Red Planet and re­turn to Earth in 501 days, be­gin­ning in Jan­uary 2018.

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