Astronaut Christina Koch from the US space agency is stationed at the International Space Station by February 2020. It will be 328 days in space, surpassing Peggy Whitson's 288-day record.
Christina is integrated with the crew that is in orbit on Earth in March this year. Although she has not managed to organize the first full-blown cosmic walk for her lack of perfect outfit, she will have her name in the history of space research.
However, Peggy holds several NASA records, including the largest number of space walks, as well as the first female astronaut to run the space station.
The record that will be defeated by Christina is also not far from male astronauts such as Scott Kelly, who currently has a 340-day mark in space.
"Astronauts demonstrate incredible resilience and adaptability in response to the long duration of space flight.
This will allow for successful research missions with healthy, ready-to-run astronauts, "said Jennifer Fogharty, head of the NASA Human Research Program in Houston, on Mars, based on astronaut studies, Kristina will be part of the 59, 60 61, one of which will be the Italian cosmonaut Luka Parmitano of the European Space Agency (ESA) as the main character.