At 3:14 pm Eastern Time, Kristina Koch launched the International Space Station and the history of Soyuz MS-12 ship from Kazakhstan. It was joined by colleague astronaut Nick Heig and cosmonaut Alexey Ovinin in the relatively short six and a half hour flight before boarding the ISS at about 20:45
In an interview last month, Koch credited her upbringing in rural areas of Jacksonville, North Carolina as one of the reasons why he is interested in space. was a beautiful place, and I think it was one of the many reasons why I was interested in things like space and exploration, Koch said. "The ocean, obviously, is a beautiful thing in North Carolina that we had, was one of our treasures and, of course, a NC state and all the opportunities there."
According to her NASA biography, Koch has taught in a NC state for a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and physics before obtaining a master's degree in electrical engineering.
Koch is excited about the experiments he will hold on board the ISS.
as subjects, she said. So, we are looking at some of the effects of microgravity on space fleets of long duration to inform our research about the future mission design on Mars, so it's exciting and, of course, as a physicist and engineer in electrical engineering, excited about many of the physical scientific experiments we will be doing. "
Appropriately, March 1
In PARI (Astronomical Research Institute Pisgah) in Brevard, the educational team is always looking for new ways to inspire young people to be interested in science. "
The contribution to NASA and the exploration of space will help inspire the next generation," said Tim Delil, field research officer at PARI. really exciting thing for us here and we are working with many o children coming to our site and always looking for this inspiring figure that they can reach and say that I will do it one day. "The redstone Redstone engine is housed in PARI (Photo: Astronomical Research Institute Pisgah)