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Christina Koch is Set to Return to Earth

Current context: US astronaut Christina Koch is set to return to Earth on 6th February 2020.
Christina Koch is Set to Return to Earth
  • Christina Koch has shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts by spending almost a year aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Koch has spent 328 days on ISS, surpassing the previous record held by fellow American Peggy Whitson.
  • She is onboard the International Space Station since 14th March 2019.
  • She will come back in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, parachuting down to a landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
  • Her stay is just 12 days short of the all-time US record set by Scott Kelly (Kelly was on the ISS from 2015-2016).
  • Koch also surpassed the 289-day record set by fellow American Whitson on 28 December 2019.

Question: 

Q.1 US astronaut ________________ is in news for completing the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman in Space?
a. Peggy Whitson
b. Christina Koch
c. Vladimir Dzhanibekov
d. Valeri Polyakov
Christina Koch is Set to Return to Earth Christina Koch is Set to Return to Earth Reviewed by Neha Verma on February 06, 2020 Rating: 5

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