The Soviet Rocket Scientist Who Was Left Stranded In Space For Over 300 Days

Image: Facebook/Sergei Krikalev

It’s January 1992, and Cosmonaut 3rd Class Sergei Krikalev is into his eighth month on the Soviet space station Mir. Yet when he launched on May 19, 1991, his mission was meant to last for just five months. But events back on Earth have meant that Krikalev now has no way of knowing when he’ll head for home.