Frank Rubio Returns to Earth

Astronaut Frank Rubio gives the camera a thumbs up as he is carried by four men, including NASA astronaut Joe Acaba (front left). Rubio wears a white spacesuit with blue accents and several mission patches. He rests against the propped-up top portion of a stretcher and has a dark blue blanket on his lap.
NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio landed in Kazakhstan on Sept. 27, 2023, after spending 371 days in space aboard the International Space Station. Rubio’s mission is the longest single spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut in history.

While on the space station, Rubio completed 5,963 orbits of the Earth. See the highlights of his year in space.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls