Astronaut captures her fave waves from International Space Station
Christina H Koch is an American engineer and NASA astronaut who took a singlet signed by surf champ Kelly Slater into space. But why?
On 14 March 2019, Koch was sent to the International Space Station, where she took part in the first all-female space walk in history.
She stayed on the ISS until 6 February 2020 - almost a year. That broke the record for the longest continuous time in space by a woman.
During her 5,248 orbits of the Earth, Koch made sure to keep abreast of the World Surf League Championship Tour - she’s a huge, huge surfing fan.
And she took advantage of her privileged position to capture some shots of the waves on which world surfing’s elite tournament was held.
Duranbah, Gold Coast, Australia
Bells Beach, Australia
Keramas, Bali, Indonesia
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
Trestles, California, United States
Skeleton Bay, Namibia
Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawai
Pipeline, Oahu, Hawai
Ragland, New Zealand
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