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