Italian european space agency astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti has returned to Earth after a longer than planned journey to the international space station. Not does she hold the record for the longest uninterrupted space flight by an European astronaut but she's also holds the longest uninterrupted flight by a female of any nationality. Samantha was due to fly back a month previous but due to a problem with Russian rockets, her stay was extended by a month. The longest uninterrupted flight by anyone was by ValeriPolyakov who stayed in space for a duration of 437 days and 18 hours (14 months). Valeri was in space during a during aq difficult time in Russia history when the Iron Curtain was coming down. 2
During Samantha's time in space, she became the first person to brew an expresso coffee, home from home. 1. Samantha hails from Italy and is well versed in five language, speaking them all fluently. If you want to follow her future space exploits, her twitter account is AstroSamantha .