The Astronaut Who Was Left Stranded in Space

In 1991, Sergei Krikalev was sent on a space mission. It was supposed to last just five months. However, that astronaut was stuck in space for 311 days. Due to the Soviet Union and money issues, Krikalev wasn’t able to come back when he was scheduled to.



When Germany purchased a $24 million ticket to send Klaus-Dietrich as a replacement, Krikalev was finally able to return. What could have possibly happened to trap someone in space? How was he able to return? Here is Krikalev’s story, his struggles, and his accomplishments.

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