Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev becomes time-travel record holder
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 12:52
Islamabad: Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev has spent more time in orbit around the Earth than anyone else, which amounts to 803 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes.

According to Universe Today, the retired Russian space adventurer was also the world's most prolific time traveler, the Daily Times reported.

Due to the effects of time dilation, Krikalev has actually lived for 0.02 seconds less than everyone else on Earth - effectively, he's travelled 0.02 seconds into his own future.

The calculation relies on Einstein's theories of relativity, which state that the passage of time is relative and different, for two objects moving at different speeds or experiencing different levels of gravity.


First Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 12:52

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