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Posted On: 11 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: Science Museum

Women in space

As a jubilant Christina Koch stepped out of her scorched soyuz capsule in the snowy grasslands of Kazakhstan last Thursday after 328 days in orbit, it felt truly special to celebrate her achievement for the longest continuous space flight by a female astronaut.
U.S. astronaut Christina Koch reacts shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-13 space capsule about 80 miles south-east of the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Credit: Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via Associated Press.
Together with Koch's other world record - the first women's spacewalk joint with her fellow NASA astronaut, Jessica Meir in October last year , this is a moment for celebration for all women working in space science and STEM.
It was also a moment to reflect on the extraordinary partnership that is the International Space Station - which was Koch's home for nearly a year. A partnership between the Russian Space Agency, NASA and three other international Space Agencies including the European Space...

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