Longest-flying female astronaut returns to earth

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The Soyuz capsule returned to Earth on Thursday in Kazahkstan with an astronaut and two crewmates.

Among the crew that landed was Christina Koch, who spent nearly 11 months in orbit. That’s the longest spaceflight by a woman.

The opportunity provided researchers the ability to study the effects of long-duration spaceflight on a woman.

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