US Astronaut Sets Record For Longest Space Flight By A Woman Written 2 January 2020


NASA astronaut Christina Koch | NASA

The AP reported that on Saturday, US Astronaut Christina Koch “set a record...for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days with about two months left in her mission.” Koch is “expected to spend a total of 328 days, or nearly 11 months, on board the space station before returning to Earth” – an extension of the usual six-month timeline. The extended mission “will help NASA learn about the effects of long spaceflights, data that NASA officials have said is needed to support future deep space exploration missions to the Moon and Mars.”
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