Christina Koch sets new record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman
Christina Hammock Koch:
- 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
- The opportunity to be up here for so long is truly an honor.
arrived at the space station on March 14, expected to be on a typical six-month
- NASA extended her stay partly in a bid to collect more data about the
effects of long-duration spaceflight.
- 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.