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Astronaut Christina Koch recently returned to Earth after a 328-day mission in space. The Livingston resident made history with the longest space flight by a woman astronaut and the first all-female space walk. Koch’s contributions to science could be even more far-reaching. 

A woman in zero gravity holds a plastic bag holding a red liquid attached to tubes and plastic-lined device.
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A U.S. astronaut has set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. NASA officials say Christina Koch of Livingston, Montana on Saturday broke the 288-day record set by former space station commander Peggy Whitson.