NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, after 371 days in space, safely returned to Earth with his crewmates.
Rubio's return marked a significant achievement in understanding long-duration space missions.
He departed from the International Space Station along with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin.
The landing took place southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, with parachute assistance.
Rubio's spaceflight set a new U.S. astronaut record, surpassing 355 days in space
During his mission, he completed over 5,936 orbits and traveled more than 157 million miles.
1. Rubio observed 15 visiting spacecraft arrivals and 14 departures, including crewed and uncrewed missions. 2.