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NASA Astronaut Set for Record-Breaking Mission


American astronaut Jeff Williams is scheduled to set a new NASA record. During his fourth expedition to space, the 58-year-old will have spent the most cumulative days in orbit for a NASA astronaut. At the end of his six-month stay, Williams will have logged 534-days in orbit. As a member of Expedition 48, the mission marks his third on board the International Space Station. Once the grew currently on board the ISS descends back to Earth in June, Williams will take command on the space station.

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