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(NEWSER) – Nearly 200 days in outer space is what Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will have logged when she touches down in Kazakhstan on Thursday, a feat that has given her the world record for the longest time in space by a woman on a single mission, USA Today reports.

On Saturday, the celestial traveler—already honored with the designation of being the first Italian woman in space—broke Sunita Williams' record of just under 195 days; by the time she arrives back on Earth she'll have technically been up there for 199 days, 16 hours, and 42 minutes, notes CBS News. Cristoforetti, flying for the European Space Agency, was actually scheduled to come back on May 12, but the loss of a Russian cargo craft necessitated a longer stay.

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