American scientist Christina Koch of the US space agency NASA has become the longest-lived woman on Saturday (December 28), spending 288 days in space. NASA’s astronaut Peggy Winston set a record for 288 days of stay in the Internal Space Station (ISS) before astronaut Christina during 2016-17
Christina Koch would return to Earth on February 6, 2020, having spent more than 328 days in space. On March 14, 2019, Christina flew to the ISS as a flight engineer for NASA.
Christina thanked Peggy after making a record of successfully staying in space for a long time. She said Peggy has been my idol who has helped me a lot. She mentored me a lot during my stay in the ISS. After returning to Earth, I will also guide astronauts.
The record of the longest (340 days) stay in the ISS is for Scott Kelly, who was in space during 2015-16. American female astronaut Peggy Winston has spent 665 days in space. However, he has spent this time through five different flights.
Christina Koch has done spacewalk four times while in the ISS. On October 18, for the first time, the coach had a spacewalk with his fellow astronaut Jessica Mir. It is known that 15 women scientists have done spacewalk, but each time they were accompanied by male astronauts. Coach and Jessica had a spacewalk without a male partner.
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