NASA’s record holder Christina Koch returns to earth
NASA’s hero female astronaut Christina Koch will return home on 6th February. She’s the one for holding the record for spending more time in space on a single mission than any other woman. She will return to earth with two of her fellow ISS crewmates.
Koch along with station Commander Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will depart the station on Feb 6 in a Soyuz spacecraft. The spacecraft will land with the assistance of parachutes. The landing is scheduled at 4:14 a.m. EST southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (3:13 p.m. Kazakhstan time).
Live coverage can be viewed at the agencies live web site – http://www.nasa.gov/live.
According to NASA, the program schedule for the broadcast is as follows. (Eastern times)
Wednesday, Feb. 5:
8:30 a.m.: Space station change of command ceremony, during which Parmitano will hand over command to crewmate Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos
9 p.m.: Farewell and Soyuz hatch closure coverage (hatch closure at 9:25 p.m.)
Thursday, Feb. 6:
12:15 a.m.: Soyuz undocking coverage (undocking scheduled for 12:50 a.m.)
3 a.m.: Soyuz deorbit burn and landing coverage (deorbit burn at 3:18 a.m. and landing at 4:13 a.m.)
Watch Koch’s most memorable moments from her record-breaking mission at:
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