NASA astronaut Christina Koch makes observations from the International space Station’s cupola. Koch has already made history once in her stay aboard the orbital laboratory. In October 2019 she was part of the first all-female spacewalk and now she is poised to make history again. On Dec. 28, 2019, she will break the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, when she surpasses former Station Commander Peggy Whitson’s record. When she arrives back on Earth in February 2020, she will have spent more than 300 days in space.
In this image from September 2019, Koch wrote on twitter: “#TBT to when Cygnus was docked and @AstroHague and I practiced for capturing Dragon by piloting the @Space_Station robotic arm. Soon we will capture the Japanese cargo spacecraft known as HTV. That means we will have seen the trifecta of cargo spacecraft!”
Image Credit: NASA
NASA宇航员克里斯蒂娜·科赫（Christina Koch）在国际空间站的圆顶上进行观测。科赫曾经在轨道实验室里创造了历史。2019年10月，她参加了首次全女性太空行走，现在她准备再次创造历史。2019年12月28日，她将打破女性最长单次太空飞行的记录，超过前空间站指挥官佩吉·惠特森(Peggy Whitson)的记录。当她在2020年2月返回地球时，她将在太空中度过300多天。