328 days in space: Astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after making history, breaking ground for women
She said she's most eager to experience Earth's simple pleasures, like 'the feeling of wind on my face'.
Koch has spent 328 days in space, setting a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman.
The multi-billion-dollar instrument could get back to hunting for elusive antimatter and dark matter by midweek.
This will be their last walk together as Koch will return to Earth next week after more than 10 months onboard.
They teamed up for the world’s first all-female spacewalk in October and have one last spacewalk on Monday.
Koch is expected to spend a total of 328 days, or nearly 11 months, onboard the space station before returning to Earth.
NASA planned the first all-female spacewalk in March but had to call it off because of a shortage of medium-size suits.
The mission marks the first time after 220 spacewalks that two women astronauts will embark on such a mission.
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are set to do the spacewalk this month.
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has to postpone its cargo mission to space after NASA called it off.
All the data of astronaut's lives in space mostly focus on men, Christina Koch will help researchers understand women in space better.
Koch arrived at the space station on 14 March & is now scheduled to remain in orbit till February 2020.
All 215 spacewalks by the space station crew till date have been male-only or mixed male-female teams.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine congratulated the crew on a successful launch.