Astronaut Spends 328 Days in Space

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Rafael Perez, Staff

Christina Koch, an astronaut, spent a record-breaking 328 days in space. Along with astronaut Jessica Mier, both of these incredible women broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a female. Not only did they accomplish this incredible feat, but they also hold the record for the first female spacewalk. According to News Channel 3, during Christina’s Kochs mission, she completed six spacewalks, including another two with Jessica Mier. News Channel 3 also stated that Mier and Koch  also spent 42 hours and 15 minutes outside the station. The astronauts on their mission spent most of their time in experiments and many investigations. This mission will help NASA get ready for the possibility of landing the first humans on Mars. This wasn’t easy for the astronauts to do. Being in space for long periods of time can lead to health and mental problems. As much as an amazing opportunity it was for the astronauts to go on that type of journey, Koch said that she misses “ the wind on her face, the feeling of raindrops, and sand on her feet” Both of these women brought valuable information along with many accomplishments with them when they came back to Earth.