Christina Koch: NASA astronaut sets new female record by spending 328 days in space

Christina Koch: NASA astronaut sets new female record by spending 328 days in space

- Christina Koch will no doubt be a source of inspiration to women with the new female space record she has set

- The NASA astronaut has completed the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman

- Koch spent 328 days on the International Space Station

- The NASA astronaut surpassed the previous record held by fellow American Peggy Whitson

NASA astronaut Christina Koch has set new female space record by completing the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman.

According to BBC, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Koch parachuted down to the grasslands of Kazakhstan at around 09:12 GMT.

Legit.ng gathers that Koch spent 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS), surpassing the previous record held by fellow American Peggy Whitson.

Koch surpassed the 289-day record set by fellow American Whitson.

Christina Koch: Nasa astronaut sets new female space record

Christina Koch celebrating her feat. Photo credit: NASA/ROSCOSMOS
Source: UGC

Koch's stay is just 12 days short of the all-time US record set by Scott Kelly, who was on the ISS from 2015-2016.

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Speaking of her feat, Koch said: "I'm so overwhelmed and happy right now."

She said being a source of inspiration for someone else is an honour for her.

Christina Koch: Nasa astronaut sets new female space record

Christina Koch. Photo credit: NASA
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Dr Jonny Kim, a former Navy SEAL who became a doctor joined NASA's latest class of astronauts that would be sent into outer space.

Dr Kim graduated on Friday, January 10, from training for a mission that will send him along with 11 other astronauts into outer space.

The 35-year-old said he always chased adventure and getting out of his comfort zone.

Dr Kim, who said it took a while to find his calling, will make history as the first Korean-American NASA astronaut to embark on assignments to the Space Station, on Artemis missions to the Moon and potentially on the first human exploration mission to Mars.

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A friend who was killed in combat made him change his career. He attended Harvard Medical School where he specialised in emergency medicine and graduated in 2016.

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