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Christina Koch: Nasa astronaut sets new female space record

Christina Koch: Nasa astronaut sets new female space record

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Nasa astronaut Christina Koch has completed the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman.The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Koch parachuted down to the grasslands of Kazakhstan at around 09:12 GMT.She spent 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS), surpassing the previous record held by fellow American Peggy Whitson.Her stay is just 12 days short of the all-time US record set by Scott Kelly, who was on the ISS from 2015-2016."I'm so overwhelmed and happy right now," she told reporters as she sat outside the capsule, shortly after it touched down in the snow.Ms Koch surpassed the 289-day record set by fellow American Ms Whitson on 28 December last year. But her return to Earth sets the marker for future space travell...
Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in all-women spacewalk

Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in all-women spacewalk

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have made history by completing the first ever all-female spacewalk.They spent seven hours outside the International Space Station (ISS) replacing a failed power control unit.Ms Koch had already carried out four spacewalks but it was the first such mission for Ms Meir, who became the 15th woman to walk in space, Nasa said.US President Donald Trump congratulated them in a video call."You are very brave, brilliant women," he told them as they carried out the spacewalk. Ms Koch, an electrical engineer, and Ms Meir, who has a doctorate in marine biology, stepped outside in their Nasa spacesuits at...
Famous birthdays for May 3: Christina Hendricks, Frankie Valli

Famous birthdays for May 3: Christina Hendricks, Frankie Valli

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May 3 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include: -- Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli in 1469 -- Journalist Jacob August Riis in 1849 -- French perfume-maker Francois Coty in 1874 -- Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in 1898 -- Singer/actor Bing Crosby in 1903 UPI File Photo -- Actor Mary Astor in 1906 -- Playwright William Inge in 1913 -- Folk singer Pete Seeger in 1919 -- Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, born Walker Smith Jr., in 1921 -- Actor Ann B. Davis in 1926 -- Singer James Brown in 1933 -- Singer Frankie Valli in 1934 (age 85) File Photo by Daniel Gluskoter/UPI ...
NASA announces record-breaking stay on space station for astronaut Christina Koch

NASA announces record-breaking stay on space station for astronaut Christina Koch

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April 17 (UPI) -- Astronaut Christina Koch will break the record for longest spaceflight by a female, according to NASA. The space agency on Wednesday announced that Koch will remain aboard  the International Space Station until February 2020. Koch's extended stay will allow her to break the current record of 288 days, set in 2017 by NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. Koch's stay on ISS will be only slightly shorter than the all-time NASA record for longest spaceflight. In 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after 340 days in space. NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, who is scheduled to join Koch on the space station in July, is also set for an extended stay. The prolonged spaceflights for Koch and Morgan will help scientists better understand the effects of extended exposure t...
Christina Aguilera pictured full-frontal like never before as bath pics hit the web

Christina Aguilera pictured full-frontal like never before as bath pics hit the web

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INSTAGRAMSUPERSTAR: Christina Aguilera is no stranger to flashing the fleshThe blonde beauty took to Instagram on Thursday night to treat fans to a flash-a-thon to remember.Posting to her 4.5million followers, the power house uploaded not one but three bathroom snaps.Shot in sensual black and white, Christina can be seen 100% naked as she enjoys a soak.Turning her hygiene routine into a photoshoot, the songstress posed up a storm for the camera. Christina Aguilera's saucy outfits through the years See Christina Aguilera's saucy outfits through the years.Getty/Instagram Christina Aguilera's hottest pictures INSTAGRAMBOLD: Christina Aguilera left almost nothing to the imagination In one snap cheeky Christina can be seen with her back to the lens - turning he...