Space Station Mir
Polyakov on space station Mir,
In close quarters for over a year,
Lost his inhibitions
About reentry missions
By crewmen who dock from the rear.
Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov spent 14 contiguous months aboard Mir of his 22 total months in space. He held the cumulative time in space record until 1999, when fellow Russian Sergei Avdeyev surpassed him by 69 days.