NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft just minutes after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, landed their Soyuz MS-13 capsule in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Koch returned to Earth after logging 328 days in space --- the longest spaceflight in history by a woman --- as a member of Expeditions 59-60-61 on the International Space Station. Skvortsov and Parmitano returned after 201 days in space where they served as Expedition 60-61 crew members onboard the station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Christina Koch managed to become the most female astronaut in space, with 328 days in space. Going to the International Space Station in March 2019, Koch returned to Earth today.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth after 328 days in space. According to the NASA report, Koch landed in Kazakhstan with the Russian Soyuz capsule with the Russian Space Agency Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Aleksander Skovrtsov.

Christina Koch also signed under two different records in this space travel. Reaching the International Space Station in March 2019, Koch received the title of being the longest remaining woman in space from Peggy Witson. Witson had been in space for 288 days. Another record that Koch put under his signature was the first space walk made entirely of women in October 2019. On this march, Koch was accompanied by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir.

The success of Christina Koch
(Nothing like a person’s home! Christina Koch, Alexander Skovrtsov and Luca Parmitano safely landed on Earth at 4:12 p.m. Eastern Time after their duties at the International Space Station.)

Koch was the seventh American astronaut who spent the most time in space with his adventure of 328 days. The astronaut completed 5.248 times the Earth’s orbit and completed a 223 million km journey between the Moon and Earth that would go 291 times and equal to the distance to come. NASA will now explore with itself the impact of long-term space missions on women.

Parmitano and Skvortsov, on the other hand, spent 201 days in space, completed 3,216 times the earth’s orbit and covered a distance of 137 million km. Parmitano managed to become the most astronaut in space as the European Space Agency astronaut, while Skvortsov completed 546 days in space as part of his third mission.

Koch, Parmitno and Skvortsov were members of the Expedition 61 team and conducted hundreds of experiments in the space lab, such as micro-gravity 3D printed meat. Expedition 61 missions are currently performed by NASA’s Jessica Meir, Andrew Morgan and Roscosmos’s Oleg Skripochka. NASA also announced that an astronaut and two cosmonauts will join this team in April.


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