12 апреля Юрий Гагарин совершил первый в мире космический полет.***** Am 12. April 1961 umkreiste Juri Gagarin als erster Mensch die Erde.***** On 12 April 1961 Yury Gagarin made the first-ever space flight.*****
Currently, the longest total space flight time among astronauts not from Russia and not from the USA belongs to the French cosmonaut Thomas Pesquet. He made two space flights with a total duration of 396 days 11 hours 34 minutes (9515 h 34 m). Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata made 4 space flights in total lasting 347 days 8 hours 32 minutes (8336 h 32 m). Wakata is in 5th place in terms of total duration space flights among cosmonauts not from Russia and not from the USA.
On October 5, Koichi Wakata embarks on his fifth space flight on the Crew Dragon. Koichi Wakata becomes the first non-Russian or non-US cosmonaut to fly five space flights.
On November 23 at 4:60 a. m. (GMT), Wakata will surpass Thomas Pesquet's time and become the record holder during his fifth space flight by the total duration of space flights among cosmonauts not from Russia and not from the USA. Planned the duration of the flight of the Crew Dragon Endurance crew is five months. After returning to Earth, the total Koichi Wakata time will be about 500 days.
|Total space flight time among non-Russian and non-US cosmonauts:|
|Koichi Wakata (Japan):|
|Thomas Pesquet (France):||396 d 11 h 34 m 25 s|
|Samanta Cristoforetti (Italy):|
|Luca Parmitano (Italy):||366 d 23 h 1 m 15 s|
|Alexander Gerst (Germany):||362 d 1 h 50 m 7 s|
|Thomas Reiter (Germany):||350 d 5 h 35 m 42 s|
Age of the astronauts. The youngest astronaut for 55 years remains the second Soviet astronaut Germann Titov , Who was the first to make a daily flight on 6 August 1961 at the age of 25 years 10 months 25 days. In the oldest age, the first flight was made by an American space tourist Larry Connor on 8 April 2022 in a spacecraft Dragon-6 at age 72 years 3 months 1 days. In the oldest age the last flight made John Glenn on 29 October 1998 on a shuttle Discovery STS-95 at age 77 years 3 months 11 days. Youngest female astronaut remains Valentina Tereshkova 16 June 1963 on a spacecraft Vostok-6 at age 26 years 3 months 10 days. In the oldest Age for femal astronauts committed Peggy Whitson on 17 November 2016 on a spacecraft Soyuz MS-03 at age 56 years 9 months 8 days.
Lists of astronauts by age:
How many times fly astronauts? Currently, only two astronauts have made seven space flights. Jerry Ross was the first to do this on April 8, 2002, on the shuttle Atlantis STS-110. The second is Franklin Chang-Diaz on June 5, 2002 on the shuttle Endeavour STS-111. Seven astronauts and cosmonauts made six space flights each. Five space flights were carried out 25 astronauts and cosmonauts. Among the Russian cosmonauts, six times flew into space: Sergey Krikalev and Yuri Malenchenko.A complete list of astronauts and cosmonauts who committed
Currently, six women have flown into space five times. The first three, four and five flights were made by Shannon Lusid .