NASA Astronaut Lands After Breaking U.S. Record for Longest Continuous Spaceflight

From a Washington Post story by Daniel Wu and Leo Sands headlined “NASA astronaut lands after breaking U.S. record for longest continuous spaceflight”

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio’s marathon 371-day mission in space — which set the record for the longest continuous spaceflight on record by an American — finally came to an end Wednesday morning as Rubio’s Soyuz spacecraft deployed its parachute and settled gently on the steppe of Kazakhstan.

“It’s good to be home,” Rubio said, from a reclining chair where he rested for a few minutes to regain his equilibrium after being carried out the capsule. Draped in a blanket, the NASA astronaut smiled, wiped his forehead and said he felt good.