Christina Koch, who is a NASA astronaut will descent two the planet earth on Thursday of 6, February, after having spent 328 days on the International Space Station. This becomes the new record set by a woman for the longest single spaceflight.
After staying for almost a year in the space, Christina Koch conducted several science experiments on the orbiting laboratory. The trials included learning the impacts of microgravity on Mizuna mustard greens, bio printing, combustion and diseases of the kidney.
In totaling to her science experiments on the space station, Christina Koch overall mission would permit researchers to learn the impacts of long-duration spaceflight on a female astronaut. This research would be of benefit to the forthcoming projects to the lunar surface under the Artemis program and the Red Planet.
You can catch the return of Christina Koch to Earth tonight on Space.com, proudly sponsored by NASA TV. Christina Koch descents in a distant location of Kazakhstan on a Soyuz pod with teammates Luca Parmitano of the Space Agency of Europe and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos agency of Russia. Live webcasts start at 9:00 p.m. EST (0200 GMT), with the return set for 4:14 a.m. EST (0914 GMT).
According to a statement released by NASA, Christina regularly grew leafy greens during her days in the orbiting laboratory to learn the impacts of microgravity on the biology of the plant. The research will assist the engineers in developing enhanced sustainable biological life support systems.
There are photos of Christina Koch packaging some Mizuna mustard greens set to for storage in a science freezer for analysis on the planet Earth. In addition to learning about the plants, the astronauts also tasted some of the fresh greens.
Christina Koch supervised a test of three free-flying machines named Astrobees shaped like a cube. The trial conducted in the Kibo laboratory module of the space station belonging to Japan. The self-directed robotics developed to assist astronauts with the routine everyday jobs like chores or looking for the lost pieces of tools. The robots would also gather data as they hover around the space station, offering ground controllers with extra eyes and ears on the space station to assist supervise the team and the neighborhood of the orbiting laboratory.
The research intends to give a better knowledge of the spaceship fire safety and the process of combustion, which in turn assists the researchers in improving the efficiency of fuel and reduce pollution.