NASA astronaut Christina Koch aims for record-setting 328 days on ISS

CNET | 4/17/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Christina Koch conducts research on the ISS.

Astronaut Christina Koch is in for a whole lot of living in microgravity. She's on her first mission to space and it's about to get more epic.

Wednesday - NASA - Koch - Stay - International

On Wednesday, NASA extended Koch's stay on the International Space Station until February 2020. She will log 328 days in space, setting the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman.

The record currently belongs to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who spent 288 days on the station in 2016 and 2017. Koch will come in just short of the longest single spaceflight by a NASA astronaut, an honor that belongs to Scott Kelly and his 340 days in 2015 and 2016.

Koch - Twitter - Month

Koch took to Twitter to say, "One month down. Ten to go."

NASA astronaut Nick Hague is also aboard the ISS right now. He called Koch an amazing crewmate and team member and said, "I couldn't think of a better person to spend a year on the Space Station."

NASA - ISS - Missions - Opportunity - Effects

NASA uses extended ISS missions as an opportunity to study the effects of long-duration human spaceflight as...
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