NASA’s astronaut Christina Koch has broken the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman as of December 28th, eclipsing Peggy Whitson’s 288 days. Koch is set to spend a total of 328 days in orbit before she returns back in February 2020.
It seems a bit degrading, not to mention somewhat sexist, to congratulate this woman for breaking a record that is only an achievement if the male competitors, who make up a majority of astronauts, are not counted.
Three weeks? Cause lord knows you don't want blood floating around up there....
Was it 70% as long as a man's?
The men's record is 42 weeks. Congratulations on being 1/14th as good as a man, I guess. Hope you feel good about yourself.
Why is this news?
Cool, I guess? What about setting a record for providing the best work effort?
We want equality but we still segregate sex's and their achievements as that sex.
Not bad, for a woman!
Some Russian dude has the world record at 42 weeks. I'd be more than happy with three weeks.
"By a woman" if women are equal to men this isn't an achievement.
Men who have only done 3 weeks arent noticed at all, let alone have several articles written about them.
she happened to walk in space but her real accomplishment was being born a woman?
Whoa... Land legs gonna be wobbly
The only thing noteworthy of female accomplishments in space is that they hold a monopoly on lesbian space crime. Everything else has been done by men 50 years ago.
Did you just assume his gender? Are we absolutly, 100% certain, that the guy who had 42 weeks self identified as a man? If we can't, then perhaps the woman's division didn't just break a record.
yea this kinda feels like Ghostbusters 2016 in space. I feel bad because people are sick of all the virtue signaling, and hijacking of make roles. the individuals get sidelined, let's celebrate the person not the gender or skin color.
Hey, good for her. Why not recognize her accomplishment? Sure there are men that have stayed longer in space, but she's the first woman.
We look to Amelia Erhart as the first woman to fly the Atlantic Ocean, which means a man did it first. That doesn't make what she did any less of an achievement.
What happens to the human reproductive systems in space? Do men go impotent, do the eggs remain viable? What happens with cell division in zero gravity?
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