Koch was joined in her return voyage from the International Space Station by Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, reports TechCrunch. Copyright © 2020 Deseret News Publishing Company. Nikita Murder: How long will the patience of Hindus been tested? Christina Koch’s work on the ISS The Expedition 61 crew contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development, including improvements to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in an effort to extend its life and support its mission of looking for evidence of dark matter and testing 3D biological printers to print organ-like tissues in microgravity. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The trio departed the International Space Station (ISS) at 11.20 am IST (12.50 am EST) and made a safe, parachute-assisted landing at 2.41 pm IST (4.12 am EST) southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. NASA's Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday after shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station. © 1998-2020 Zee Media Corporation Ltd (An Essel Group Company), All rights reserved. Here's Why We Did It, The Disastrous Swedish Approach to Fighting COVID-19, You can unsubscribe at any time. Koch is also only the second US astronaut to spend such a long time on the International Space Station (ISS) in a single spaceflight. The capsule containing the three explorers landed safely … And on Thursday, she took to Twitter to share a video of the joyous moment that she was reunited with her dog, LBD, who had clearly been eagerly awaiting her arrival. 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Astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth alongside European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. Senior defensive tackle from Pleasant Grove made a key sack in BYU’s 43-26 win over Houston and a big QB hurry in the Cougars’ 52-14 win over Texas State. You can find out more by clicking Parmitano was commander of Expedition 61. Record-breaking NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to earth. Koch is also only the second US astronaut to spend such a long time on the … By signing up you are agreeing to our, How Medieval History Is Helping an Endangered Species, Exclusive: Alleged Hunter Biden Emails Circulated in Ukraine, Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health and more, © 2020 TIME USA, LLC. The three boarded a Soyuz capsule docked at the ISS at around 12:50 AM EST, and had a safe landing as planned at around 4:12 AM EST (3:12 PM local time) in Kazakhstan. The exquisite beauty of both the planet Earth and this marvel that its amazing people created. After 328 days in space, @Astro_Christina has returned. Koch launched on March 14, 2019, alongside fellow NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. Except maybe coming home to them after a long, hard year in space. Astronaut Christina Koch made the return trip from the International Space Station (ISS) early on Thursday, along with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and … Astronaut Christina Koch made the return trip from the International Space Station (ISS) early on Thursday, along with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. This is the longest single spaceflight by any woman. Nikita Murder: How long will ‘jihad’ take the life of daughters? She conducted six spacewalks during 11 months on orbit, including the first three all-woman spacewalks, spending 42 hours and 15 minutes outside the station. Skvortsov will board a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center aircraft to return to his home in Star City, Russia. Koch also participated in a number of studies to support those future exploration missions, including research into how the human body adjusts to weightlessness, isolation, radiation and the stress of long-duration spaceflight. She witnessed the arrival of a dozen visiting spacecraft and the departure of another dozen. Following post-landing medical checks, the crew will return to the recovery staging city in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, aboard Russian helicopters. Koch and two of her International Space Station crewmates – station Commander Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Soyuz commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos – safely touched down in the Soyuz capsule southeast of … Astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth alongside European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. During her record-breaking spaceflight, Koch has been a crew member for three expeditions — 59, 60 and 61. NASA shared the following video of Koch rejoicing as she was helped out of the space capsule. He has now conducted six spacewalks in his career, totalling 33 hours and 9 minutes. As NASA notes, Koch’s tour included 5,248 orbits of the Earth, with a total distance traversed of 139 million miles in terms of how far the Space Station traveled during its orbit while she was on board. Christina Koch has returned to Earth after spending 328 days in space, the longest space trip completed by any female astronaut in history, ... Koch was joined in her return voyage from the International Space Station by Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, reports TechCrunch. All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved, Astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth, President Oaks at BYU: ‘Heed our prophet’s call’ to end racism. But it’s not until Koch’s husband opens the door that the reality of her mom’s return seems to truly set in for LBD and she reaches a body-flailing, face-licking, happy-barking level of excitement. media caption Christina Koch was lifted from the capsule on her return to Earth Nasa astronaut Christina Koch has completed the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman. From the graveyard shift to burying quarterbacks — how BYU’s Zac Dawe went from night security guard to sack specialist. Thumbs up and a huge smile from @Astro_Christina! Her first journey into space of 328 days is the second-longest single spaceflight by a US astronaut and also places her seventh on the list of cumulative time in space for American astronauts with one or more missions. NASA has gathered data about astronaut health and performance during the past 60 years and has focused recently on extended durations up to one year with the dedicated mission of astronauts like Scott Kelly, Peggy Whitson, Andrew Morgan, and Christina Koch.