Women are touching newer heights every day and breaking records like anything, field no bar. Now, NASA has announced a record-setting mission of the longest single spaceflight by a woman.

According to NASAastronaut Christina Koch, who arrived at the International space station on March 14, is scheduled to stay in orbit till February 2020.

Astronaut Christina Koch | NASA

Koch’s mission will break the previous record of 288 days by Peggy Whitson in 2016-17.

Talking about her mission, aboard the ISS, she said,

It feels awesome. I have known that this was a possibility for a long time, and it’s truly a dream come true.

The extended mission of Koch will help scientists gather additional data about the effects of spaceflight orbits longer than the normal 6-month expeditions.


The record of the longest single spaceflight is of 340 days, set by former astronaut, Scott Kelly. Koch’s mission is just a few days shy from breaking this record.

Watch Christina Koch talk about her mission here-