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

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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 a full year, in orbit, which is one of the longest consecutive stays in space by any NASA astronaut. NASA astronaut Christina Koch ' s first News NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Will Spend Nearly a Year in Space Space.com 3 hours ago NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to break a record on her first spaceflight, the agency announced yesterday (April 16). Koch ... She’ll just miss beating Scott Kelly’s record of 340 straight days in orbit, the all-time record for a NASA astronaut. NASA astronaut Christina Koch’s first space mission now set to break ISS ... The Verge 1 hour ago Today, NASA announced which astronauts will be traveling to and from the International Space Station through the end of the year, ... But she’ll beat Whitson’s time of 288 consecutive days in space.

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  • Publisher: The Verge
  • Date: 2019-04-17T10:29:31-04:00
  • Author: Loren Grush
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Two NASA astronauts to get extended ISS stays

WASHINGTON ‘ Two NASA astronauts will get extended stays on the International Space Station, NASA announced April 17, a move intended to support research on long-duration spaceflight and address uncertainties in the availability of commercial crew vehicles.

NASA said that Christina Koch, an astronaut who launched to the station March 14, will remain on the station until February 2020. Koch will spend an estimated 328 days on the station, breaking the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman held by Peggy Whitson at 288 days in 2016 and 2017, and coming close to the record for the longest American spaceflight, the 340-day flight of Scott Kelly in 2015 and 2016.

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  • Publisher: SpaceNews.com
  • Date: 2019-04-17T10:43:00-04:00
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NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Will Spend Nearly a Year in Space

Koch, who launched to the space station on March 14 with colleague Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, will remain in orbit for 328 days, returning to Earth in February 2020, according to the new flight schedule. Videos for NASA Astronaut Christina Koch ' s First NASA schedules record flight for astronaut Christina Koch ABC13 Houston Her colleague, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, who is scheduled to make his first flight in July, will also remain in orbit for longer than usual, returning in the spring of 2020.

Scott Kelly holds the record for NASA’s longest continuous spaceflight at 340 days, a record Koch will not be breaking. 1:51 Astronauts Koch and Meir React to International Space Station Mission Updates YouTube But she will likely surpass the current record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman: Currently, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson holds that record with 288 days.

A NASA video shows weightless mice on the International Space Station running around in circles, eating, and playing just like they would on Earth

NASA published a video showing mice mastering how to move in the weightlessness environment of the International Space Station on Tuesday.

Scientists have been observing mice in space since 2014 to better understand how astronauts might be affected when they spend longer periods of time in the so-called microgravity environment, NASA said in its report.

The images showed that the rodents continued eating, grooming, cuddling, and exploring just as they would on Earth.

NASA schedules record flight for astronaut Christina Koch

NASA announced on Good Morning America Wednesday that it is set to schedule a record-setting flight of 328 days for astronaut Christina Koch.

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  • Date: 2019-04-17T15:52:05.000Z
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