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NASA scientist sets record of Longest Space flight be a woman

US Astronaut Christina Koch has set a record of longest space flight by a woman. She has spent 300 days in space. Highlights Christina Koch arrived at International Space Station on March 14, 2019, setting the record of spending the maximum number of days in space. She broke the earlier record set by former space ..

Christina Koch to set a new record for longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch will set record for longest single spaceflight by a woman. Her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) has extended to 328 days. Koch arrived at the space station on 14th March 2019, and now is scheduled to remain in orbit until February 2020. With this, she will eclipse the record ..

NASA’s first female astronaut candidate Jerrie Cobb passes away

Jerrie Cobb (88), NASA’s first female astronaut candidate, has passed away in Florida on March 18, 2019. In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut testing. Altogether, 13 women passed the arduous physical testing and became known as the Mercury 13. But NASA already had its Mercury 7 astronauts, all test pilots and ..

NASA decides to carry out first all-female spacewalk at International Space Station (ISS)

The US space agency NASA has recently announced that it will carry out first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) on 29th March 2019. Astronauts – Christina Koch and Anne McClain -will walk outside the ISS on a mission to replace batteries installed last summer. They will get ground support from Canadian Space ..

Jasleen Kaur Josan becomes 2nd Indian women and first Sikh women to be selected by NASA for Mars Expedition happening in 2030

After Kalpana Chawla, Jasleen Kaur Josan has become the 2nd Indian Women and first Sikh women to be selected by NASA for the Mars Expedition happening in 2030. The Orion Mission will be the first man mission to Mars, which is on track to take place in 2030. The candidates were selected from around the ..

US Space Legend John Glenn dead

John Hershel Glenn Jr. (1921-2016) was made history by becoming the first American to orbit the Earth circling it three times. He was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut from Ohio. He was an eminent fighter pilot in World War II and Korea with 5 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 18 clusters. Glenn was part of the ..