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Class Sub-Class Type of record Performance Date Claimant Statussort descending Region ID
Space records K-3 Greatest mass landed on the celestial body 8 257,6 kg 21 Apr 1972 John Watts Young (USA) ratified - current record World 2301
Space records K-2 Altitude in elliptical orbit 327 km Yuri Alexeevitch Gagarine (URS) ratified - current record World 9327
Space records K-3 Altitude above the earth's surface with or without maneuvres of the aerospacecraft 377 668,9 km Frank Borman (USA) ratified - current record World 19151
Space records P_Absolute Altitude 325,643 km 04 Jul 1982 Sts-4 Crew (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 16918
Space records K_Absolute Greatest mass lifted to altitude 6 575 kg Georgy Timofeevitch Beregovoi (URS) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 9360
Space records P_Absolute Altitude reached above the Earth's surface 573,670 km 12 Sep 1991 Sts-48 Crew (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 16916
Space records K_Absolute Extravehicular duration on the surface of the celestial body by an astronaut 21 h 31 min 44 sec 14 Dec 1972 Eugene A. Cernan (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 17105
Space records P_Absolute Altitude 503,83 km 13 Apr 1984 Sts-13 Crew (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 16919
Space records K-3 Greatest mass lifted to lunar or planetary orbit from the lunar or planetary surface 4 965,5 kg 24 Apr 1972 John W. Young (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 17098
Space records P_Absolute Duration 14 d 17 h 54 min 50 sec 23 Jul 1994 Sts-65 Crew (-i-) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 16965
Space records K-3 Duration extravehicular stay on surface of Moon or Planet 39 h 47 min 03 sec 23 Apr 1972 John W. Young (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 17099
Space records K_Absolute Greatest mass lifted to altitude 127 980 kg Frank Borman (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 2318
Space records K-2 Distance travelled 3 325 957 km Valery Fiodorovich Bikovsky (URS) ratified - reclassified after changes in sporting code World 9353
Space records K-2 Distance travelled 140 800 000 km 10 Dec 1982 A. N. Beresovoy (URS) ratified - reclassified after changes in sporting code World 9533
Space records K_Absolute Absolute distance 140 800 000 km 10 Dec 1982 A. N. Beresovoy (URS) ratified - reclassified after changes in sporting code World 9926
Space records K-2 Distance travelled 1 970 990 km Valentina Vladimirovna Terechkova (URS) ratified - reclassified after changes in sporting code World 9333

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