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Record-Setting Astronaut Returns to Earth

By February 8, 2020No Comments

Astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth on Thursday, Feb. 6, after 328 days living and working aboard the International Space Station. She now holds the record for the longest single spaceflight by any woman.
Record-Setting Astronaut Returns to Earth
During her historic mission, Koch completed 5,248 orbits of Earth and a journey of 139 million miles, roughly the equivalent of 291 trips to the Moon and back. She took part in a number of long-duration spaceflight studies, helping advance our goals of returning humans to the Moon under the Artemis program and preparing for human exploration of Mars.
This isn’t the first time this inspirational astronaut has made history. Koch took part in the first all-woman spacewalk alongside astronaut Jessica Meir.
Astronauts Christina Koch, Luca Parmitano and Cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov Return Home from Space
Koch has been sharing images and moments from her mission on social media; connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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