NC State Grad Sets Record for Longest Space Flight by Woman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Christina Koch, the NC State graduate turned record-breaking astronaut has just set another record. Koch just got back to planet Earth after spending 328 days in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), earning her the record for longest space flight by a woman. The President of the United States welcomed Koch back and congratulated her on the record run.

Unfortunately, though, she didn’t land very close to home. The return trip from the ISS goes to Kazakhstan, not Cape Canaveral. That didn’t take away from the excitement, however, as she was all smiles when she exited her craft in central Asia.

Congratulations to Christina and the Pack for adding another achievement to North Carolina’s First in Flight legacy!

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