Christina Koch made the return trip from the International Space Station (ISS) , along with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. Koch’s trip was significant because it set a record, officially making her the U.S. astronaut with the second-longest stay in space with 328 consecutive days at the Station. She’s second only to Scott Kelley, who spent 340 days in space, and she’s officially the woman with the longest stay in space worldwide, passing fellow U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson’s record of 289 days.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record-setting stay in space
Christina Koch records longest single spaceflight by woman
NASA Astronaut Christina Kochhas created a record for the longest single space flight by a woman. She has surpassed the earlier record of 288 days in space which was previously established by NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in 2017. She would return to Earth in February 2020. Till then, she would have spent more than 300 daysin the space. She is onboard the International Space Station since 14th March 2019. The world record for the single longest mission by any space explorer is held by cosmonaut Valery Polyakov, who spent 438 consecutive days on board Russia’s former space station Mir from January 1994 to March 1995. About NASA: Formed – July 29, 1958 Headquarters – Washington, D.C., United States
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