Christina Koch sets new record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman

Highlights:

  • NASA astronaut Christina Koch set a new record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, eclipsing the record of 288 days set by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2016-17. 
  • Koch has six weeks to go before returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). 
  • The Expedition 61 Flight Engineer has spent more than 300 days in space.
  • Koch earlier made history in her stay aboard the orbital laboratory. 
  • The opportunity to be up here for so long is truly an honor. 
  • Koch arrived at the space station on March 14, expected to be on a typical six-month mission.
  • NASA extended her stay partly in a bid to collect more data about the effects of long-duration spaceflight.
Christina Hammock Koch:
  • Christina Hammock Koch is an American engineer and NASA astronaut of the class of 2013. 
  • Space Missions: Expedition 61, Soyuz MS-12, Expedition 60, Soyuz MS-13, Expedition 62, Expedition 59.