What is the record for the longest amount of time that a manned spacecraft has taken to re-enter from low Earth orbit (LEO)?

I would prefer the duration between the beginning of the re-entry burn to touchdown, but other endpoints would be acceptable as long as they are specified in the answer.

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    $\begingroup$ “Beginning of the re-entry burn” for the Apollos would be the trans-earth injection burn (or, arguably, a mid-course correction burn), just sayin’... $\endgroup$ Jun 2, 2019 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ @RussellBorogove: Which is exactly why I stated LEO in the title, question body, and tags. $\endgroup$
    – DrSheldon
    Jun 2, 2019 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ Aha! My bad.... $\endgroup$ Jun 2, 2019 at 16:49


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