Christina Koch is an American engineer and NASA astronaut. On December 28, 2019, She broke the record for longest continuous time in space by a woman. She returned from space on February 6, 2020.

Recounting her first spacewalk on March 29, 2019, during Expedition 59, Christina says, “At that moment, I just felt like everything I had ever worked for, everything I had ever loved, everything I had ever wanted to contribute to my entire life was just culminating in that moment.”

Christina talks about how much of an honor it was to walk out into space with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir as part of the first all-woman spacewalk in history on Oct. 18, 2019. “We caught each other’s eye and we knew that we were really honored with this opportunity to inspire so many, and just hearing our voices talk to Mission Control, knowing two female voices had never been on the loops, solving those problems together outside – it was a really special feeling.”

On Earth, Christina enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, paddling, surfing, running, yoga, community service, photography and travel.

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