NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns Earth after record-setting spaceflight

Washington, D.C [USA], Feb 6 (ANI): NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth after setting a record for the longest single spaceflight in history by a woman.

Expedition-61 crew members, Koch, Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos and Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) made a safe landing in the remote town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, the official blog notes.

Koch's first journey into space of 328 days is the second-longest single spaceflight by a US astronaut. She completed 5,248 orbits of the Earth, and a journey of 139 million miles, roughly the equivalent of 291 trips to the Moon and back.

She also conducted six spacewalks including the first three all-woman spacewalks. (ANI)