Astronaut Christina Koch discusses her record-long spaceflight

  • Astronaut Christina Koch discusses her record-long spaceflight

Astronaut Christina Koch discusses her record-long spaceflight

The closest we get to leaving our home planet is jumping in a plane and flying merethousands of feet above the surface.

Astronaut Christina Koch will discuss her record-breaking 328-day spaceflight on Wednesday, during a news conference at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "I'm glad you remember me after a year!"

"It just looked exactly like you might see in the pictures except way more brighter, way more real, and I literally exclaimed, I just said, 'Oh my goodness!' It was just phenomenal, and it was that moment when I realized I had just left our planet", Koch said.

Being in space for long periods of time can affect the human body in many different ways.

An electrical engineer who also has a degree in physics, she said she was "lucky" to have adapted to life back on earth without any issues.

But this doesn't happen to everyone. Due to their almost identical genes, the twins were perfectly suited for a study about the effects of microgravity. Scientists also found microgravity can damage DNA, thicken artery walls and change the microbiome from their research on the Kelly brothers. Missions are typically six months, but NASA announced in April that it was extending her mission until February.

"The reinforced support from the President comes at a critical time as we lay the foundations for landing the first woman and the next man on the South Pole of the Moon by 2024", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement on the budget request. The Livingston resident made history with the longest space flight by a woman astronaut and the first all-female space walk.

"We call her LBD, little brown dog". On the lookout for a career shift that affords a stunning view, comprises free round-trip transport, and also a snazzy uniform which will be the envy of your friends and loved ones?

This time, when she saw the ocean, she wasn't floating above it 200 miles away in space.