Thursday, February 6, 2020


Hey Space Placers!

Sorry for the absence but I had a bug and working on my editor's comments on my upcoming book.

Early this morning spaceflight history was made with the return to Earth of Astronaut Christina Koch as she completed the longest single spaceflight by a woman.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz capsule after returning from the space station on Feb. 6, 2020.
Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Her stay in space of 328 days for one mission by a U.S. astronaut is only topped by Scott Kelly who stayed in space for a year

It was vital for NASA to get a woman to complete a long term spaceflight mission to complement what Scott Kelly did. Koch volunteered to stay on orbit so this could be accomplished.

NASA can now learn more about how women are affected by long term spaceflight in preparation for going to the Moon, Mars and solar system.

Sky Guy Greg

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