Michigan Astronaut Christina Koch Returns After Record Mission – The Good News
We're proud to call her a native Michigander!
Christina Koch is officially back on earthly soil after a record-setting 328-day stint on the International Space Station. It was the longest single spaceflight for a woman in history.
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During the trip, she completed 5,248 orbits of the Earth, which comes out to approximately 139 million miles. She also completed six spacewalks, including the first three all-female spacewalks.
She was born in Michigan and grew up in North Carolina; she and her husband now live in Galveston, Texas. And yes, she did share a picture of the mitten state from high above the earth late last year on her Instagram.
Welcome back, Christina!