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Tuesday, August 11, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Reaching for the Stars

Prepare to be inspired to reach your full potential as North Carolina State University graduate Christina Koch receives the 2020 Global ATHENA Leadership Award and shares her journey to becoming an astronaut and part of history in the first all-female spacewalk.

Making History

Adventure seeker, Christina Koch spent time on the frontier of Antarctica to prepare her for a mission on the International Space Station. A mission that lasted 328 days in space, setting a record for the longest single spaceflight ever completed by a woman. Koch worked as a flight engineer, conducting more than 210 scientific investigations and advancing technology that will return astronauts to the Moon and prepare NASA for human exploration of Mars!

She conducted 6 spacewalks during 11 months on orbit, including the first 3 all-woman spacewalks, spending 42 hours and 15 minutes outside the station. But who’s counting?

Missed the live session? No problem! You can watch Christina share how bold goals helped her realize her dreams on demand.

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