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Christina Koch

U.S. astronaut Christina Koch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February. That approaches but doesn’t quite break Scott Kelly’s 340-day U.S. record...
NASA astronaut Christina Koch with Teri Hunkin at Samoa News in 2013
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — We knew her as Tina Hammock, who in 2013 was the NOAA station chief for their Climate and Atmosphere Observatory on the eastern end of Tutuila at Cape Matatula. She left American Samoa that year after being chosen from a pool of over 6,000 applicants to become a NASA...