Italian Astronaut Breaks All-time Female Space Duration Record

A female Italian astronaut just broke an off-world record.
European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti now holds the record for the woman with the most time spent in space for a single mission. Cristoforetti broke the record on June 6, beating out NASA astronaut Sunita Williams' previous record of 194 days set in 2007.
As it stands now, Cristoforetti will be in space for a little more than 199 days before descending back to Earth on a Russian-built Soyuz capsule on June 11.