US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

Today, NASA announced which astronauts will be traveling to and from the International Space Station through the end of the year, and the new schedule means one astronaut will now be breaking a big record while in orbit. Because of the new arrangement, NASA astronaut Christina Koch — who is already in space — will soon hold the title for longest single spaceflight by a woman, beating out the last titleholder, former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. Koch launched to the ISS on March 14th, along with NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. But rather than stay for six months, as most of NASA’s astronauts do, Koch is now slated to remain on the station through February 2020. That means she’ll spend 328 days, or nearly... Continue reading…

US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott dies

Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott has died at his home in Huntsville, Alabama.

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Phys.org

‘It Feels Awesome’: NASA’s Christina Koch to Set New ISS Record

As if being an astronaut aboard the International Space Station weren’t cool enough, NASA’s Christina Koch will become the agency’s second explorer to spend nearly a year inside ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Geek.com

Second NASA Astronaut to Spend Nearly a Year in Space — For Science

NASA's next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from SPACE.com

Christina Koch will set a record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Thanks to NASA's recent schedule changes, astronaut Christina Koch will soon hold the record for the longest space flight by a woman. Koch arrived at the International Space Station ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Engadget

NASA female astronaut set to break record

Congrats, and good luck!

Wed 17 Apr 19 from ZME Science

Breaking Records: How Astronaut Christina Koch's Extended Space Mission Will Make History

Christina Koch has a(n out-of-this) world record in her future.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from SPACE.com

NASA astronaut Christina Koch aims for record-setting 328 days on ISS - CNET

Koch will get close to a monumental mark set by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

NASA astronaut Christina Koch’s first space mission now set to break ISS record

Today, NASA announced which astronauts will be traveling to and from the International Space Station through the end of the year, and the new schedule means one astronaut will now ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from The Verge

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