Another NASA astronaut, Kristina Koch, broke another barrier regarding the presence of a woman in space, as she exceeded her 300th day in a row in space, which is the longest period for any woman during a single flight, and she still has several weeks of orbital work, and this achievement represents only one of the actions Notable for the 40-year-old astronaut, who is still on her first space flight.
According to the American “space” website, last October, Koch and her colleague, Jessica Meir, completed the first female space walk completely, and the two may end at least three trips together before completing the mission, and they also completed the second space walk together on January 15th, Another date is set for January 20.
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During her long stay in the orbital laboratory, Koch worked as a flight engineer on expeditions 59, 60 and 61, and completed five spacewalks.
Koch wrote on Twitter: “For 300 days I have been fortunate to be part of something that seeks to represent and benefit all of humanity.”
Also, when she exceeded the period of 300 days, she published a scene of the Earth from the International Space Station, adding Koch: “As I look forward to our common world and contemplate it, this was the greatest honor.”
“Extended missions such as Kristinas mission will help scientists collect data on the effects of long human spaceflight,” said Jim Braidenstein, NASA director, in a tweet on his account.
Doctors are concerned with matters such as bone mass, muscle strength, and intraocular pressure, which get worse among people who spend a long time in space.
And more people in space will allow doctors to try new countermeasures to stop or slow the progression of these problems.