NC State grad Christina Koch arrives at the ISS

After a four-orbit, six-hour journey to the International Space Station, NC State alumnus and NASA astronaut Christina Koch is the first crew member to enter the hatch and be greeted by the ISS crew. This marks her first spaceflight.
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After a four-orbit, six-hour journey to the International Space Station, NC State alumnus and NASA astronaut Christina Koch is the first crew member to enter the hatch and be greeted by the ISS crew. This marks her first spaceflight.

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