NASA astronaut returns Earth after record-setting spaceflight
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth after setting a record for the longest single spaceflight in history by a woman.
Expedition-61 crew members, Koch, Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos and Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) made a safe landing in the remote town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, the official blog notes.
Koch's first journey into space of 328 days is the second-longest single spaceflight by a US astronaut. She completed 5,248 orbits of the Earth, and a journey of 139 million miles, roughly the equivalent of 291 trips to the Moon and back.
She also conducted six spacewalks including the first three all-woman spacewalks.