Christina Koch breaks record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Christina Koch breaks record for longest spaceflight by a woman

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.

Sandra
Sandra
Mutatis
Mutatis 2 months

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.

Gaius Octavius
Gaius Octavius 2 months

Three weeks? Cause lord knows you don't want blood floating around up there....

Dave
Dave 2 months

Was it 70% as long as a man's?

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 2 months

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. #killaffirmativeaction

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 2 months

Why is this news?

The Dragon
The Dragon 2 months

Cool, I guess? What about setting a record for providing the best work effort?

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 2 months

We want equality but we still segregate sex's and their achievements as that sex.

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Not bad, for a woman!

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 2 months

Some Russian dude has the world record at 42 weeks. I'd be more than happy with three weeks.

SimonR
SimonR 2 months

"By a woman" if women are equal to men this isn't an achievement.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 2 months

Men who have only done 3 weeks arent noticed at all, let alone have several articles written about them.

Seekster
Seekster 2 months

Awesome!

John Wilson
John Wilson 2 months

she happened to walk in space but her real accomplishment was being born a woman?

Fin
Fin 2 months

Whoa... Land legs gonna be wobbly

porcus
porcus 2 months

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.

Tim S
Tim S 2 months

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.

John Wilson
John Wilson 2 months

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.

Free American
Free American 2 months

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. Quit hatein.

As Told By Anakin Skywalker
As Told By Anakin Skywalker 2 months

Meh.

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 2 months

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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