NASA announces longest space mission by an American

Posted on: 6:49 pm, November 26, 2012, by

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – NASA is announcing it wants to keep someone in the International Space Station for an entire year.

If he lasts an entire year, he’ll break the record for the longest time an American has spent in space.

The current record is 215 days, however a Russian cosmonaut has spent 438 days in space.