NC State grad, NASA astronaut Christina Koch sets record for longest single spaceflight by a woman

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(WTVD) – NC State alum and NASA astronaut Christina Koch has set a new record for longest single spaceflight by a woman.

The record was 288 days set by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.

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On Oct. 18, Koch made history by taking part in the¬†world’s first female spacewalking team.