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Today’s Deep Space Extra

5 Feb 2020, 16:22 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Record setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch plus European and Russian International Space Station (ISS) crew members are set to descent to Earth early Thursday. The discussion over what NASA should do at the Moon continues. NASA pursues robotic in space hardware assembly.
Human Space ExplorationRecord-breaking astronaut Christina Koch talks female space records and moreSpace.com (2/4): NASA astronaut Christina Koch, on her first trip to space, is due back on Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) early Thursday after 328 days, a record for women, and second in duration only to retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s 340 days, the record for a single spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut. On October 18, Koch also joined NASA astronaut Jessica Meir for the first all-female spacewalk. Eager to return to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft with European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Koch said she would welcome an opportunity to launch again. Thursday’s landing in Kazakhstan is planned for 4:12 a.m., EST, and will be broadcast on NASA TV and streamed at www.nasa.gov/nasalive.
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