NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Makes History Sunday, Set to Spend More Than 300 Days in Space

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surpassed former International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson's record

NASA astronaut Christina Koch makes observations from the International Space Station’s cupola. (NASA image)

(NASA) – NASA astronaut Christina Koch has already made history once in her stay aboard the orbital laboratory.

In October 2019 she was part of the first all-female spacewalk and now she has made history again.

On Sunday, she broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, when she surpassed former Station Commander Peggy Whitson’s record.

When she arrives back on Earth in February 2020, she will have spent more than 300 days in space.

In September 2019, Koch wrote on twitter: “#TBT to when Cygnus was docked and @AstroHague and I practiced for capturing Dragon by piloting the @Space_Station robotic arm. Soon we will capture the Japanese cargo spacecraft known as HTV. That means we will have seen the trifecta of cargo spacecraft!”

On Sunday, NASA astronaut Christina Koch broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, when she surpassed former Station Commander Peggy Whitson’s record. (NASA image)
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