She spent nearly a record year in space. When she ultimately got home, her dog was over the moon.

Christina Koch blared off into room on March 14, 2019, on what would be a historic 328 dates at the International Space Station( ISS ).

Over that time, she was part of the first-ever all-female spacewalk. She also gave a record for the longest single spaceflight by the status of women. While at the ISS, she conduced six spacewalks, spending over 42 hours outside the station.

Koch and crew imparted countless experimentations at the ISS, focusing on technology development, biology, and the search for evidence of dark matter.


“I didn’t inevitably know what this mission was going to turn into when I launched, ” Koch told ABC News . “But I thoughts one of the things about the astronaut corps is that we are taught to be adaptable and to be ready for anything in a mission that comes our way.”


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