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

Christina Koch exploded off into seat on March 14, 2019, on what would be a historic 328 days 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 a long time single spaceflight by a woman. While at the ISS, she conduced six spacewalks, spending over 42 hours outside the station.

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


“I didn’t necessarily know what this mission was going to turn into when I propelled, ” Koch told ABC News . “But I envision one of the things about the astronaut detachments 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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