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.
The current record-holder for female space
fliers is by Peggy Whitson who had spent 288 days.
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.
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