Michigan astronaut lands back on earth after setting record

Posted at 6:09 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 09:25:04-05

(WXYZ) — A Michigan astronaut is back on Earth after setting a new record.

Grand Rapids' Christina Koch landed in the country of Kazakhstan Thursday morning, aboard a Russian spacecraft.

Koch spent 11 months in space, the longest single spaceflight for a woman.

She was also part of the first all-female spacewalk in October.

Koch says she hopes her record will be broken again soon, because it means women keep pushing boundaries.