Woman Astronaut – level 2

12-02-2020 15:00

A US astronaut, Christina Koch, spent 328 days at the International Space Station. It was the longest stay in space for a woman.

NASA planned that Koch would stay in space six months; however, the agency decided to make her mission longer. It was a good chance to study the effects of a long stay in space on a woman´s body. This was very useful for future NASA missions to the moon and Mars.

Koch did 6 space walks, and she helped with more than 100 experiments. She studied how plants grow in space, and she could eat them, too. She did some experiments that studied if people are able to live outside Earth.

Difficult words: NASA (the US agency that is responsible for space travel), mission (when a person travels far away and does an important job), effect (the result of something).

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