U.S. astronaut to spend 11 months in space

  1. NASA has announced extended assignments for astronauts at the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Christina Koch will spend 11 months at the International Space Station, setting a record for women.
  2. The current record-holder for female space fliers is by Peggy Whitson who had spent 288 days.
  3. The world’s space endurance record is held by Russia. A Russian cosmonaut-physician spent nearly 15 months on a single mission aboard the former Mir space station in the mid-1990s.
  4. The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. The ISS programme is a joint project among five participating space agencies: NASA(USA), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA(Japan), ESA (European Union) and CSA(Canada).