Christina Koch, NASA Astronaut, Sets New Record, Becomes First Woman to Spend 299 Days in Space; View Pics
NASA Astronaut Christina Koch. (Photo Credit: Instagram/NASA)

Washington, December 29: Women across the globe have achieved great heights in the field of science and technology. In a latest development National Aeronautics and Space Administration has shared an image of Astronaut Christina Koch who has set a record on Saturday of being the longest single spaceflight by a woman --Peggy Whitson. With this, she broke the previous record of another woman astronaut who has spent 288 days in space.

Sharing the achievement of Astronaut Christina Koch, NASA shared her image taking a photograph from DSLR and wrote, "Astronaut Christina Koch (@Astro_Christina) sets a record today, Dec. 28, for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, eclipsing the former record of 288 days set by Peggy Whitson of @nasaastronauts. Her long-duration mission is helping us learn how to keep astronauts healthy for deep space exploration to the Moon and Mars.⁣⁣⁣" Adding more, it wrote, "#CongratsChristina on reaching new heights! Swipe left to see a few photos Christina captured from her vantage point aboard the @iss.⁣⁣⁣" Chandrayaan 2: NASA Satellite Finds Indian Moon Mission's Crashed Vikram Lander.

Here's the Instagram post of NASA:

Here's some pics of Christina Koch:

 

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We made space cookies and milk for Santa this year. Happy holidays from the @iss!

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Hanging out. So happy to be showing my classmate @astrodrewmorgan the ropes as he wraps up his first week on @iss.

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Earlier on December 22, reports arrived that Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft has returned to Earth and landed at a designated site in New Mexico north of El Paso. The spacecraft, however, was supposed to land at International Space Station.