NASA astronaut Christina Koch safely landed on Earth on Thursday after record 11 months’ stay in Space at the International Space Station. Koch landed on Earth 328 days after she had left the same, which is the longest ever stay in space by any woman astronaut.
“I am so overwhelmed and happy right now,” said Koch, who blasted off on March 14 last year.
Notably, with her time spent in space, the 41-year-old Michigan-born engineer beat the record of veteran Peggy Whitson, which she set in 2016-17. Peggy has spent 289 days in space.
Koch spewing a good word about Winston said that she is “a heroine of mine” and a “mentor” adding the record she wants to “inspire the next generation of explorers.”
Besides this, Koch was also a part of the first-ever all-women spacewalk along with her colleague Jessica Meir. The duo had worked for over 7 hours’ out in the vacuum of endless space, to successfully complete the spacewalk.
The women duo successfully replaced a broken battery charger on the outskirts of the International Space Station (ISS).