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A video on Christina Koch, who has set the record for the longest stay in space by a woman

Christina Koch has set the record for the longest stay in space by a woman. The U.S. astronaut landed in Kazakhstan on February 6 after 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS). She was accompanied by European astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov in a Soyuz MS-13 capsule.  41-year-old Koch joined NASA in 2013. During her ISS stay she led the 1st all-female spacewalk. Her mission could provide data on how weightlessness and space radiation affects the female body. The information would be useful for NASA’s aim of building a space station on the Moon. According to NASA, out of 227 maintenance spacewalks, nearly 2 dozen included women astronauts.

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Printable version | Feb 9, 2020 3:55:54 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/longest-stay-in-space-by-a-woman/article30775224.ece

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