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Current Affairs – 18-04-2019

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  •  NASA has announced extended assignments for astronauts at the International Space Station.NASA astronaut Christina Koch will spend 11 months at the International Space Station, setting a record for women.

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  •  The current record-holder for female space fliers is by Peggy Whitson who had spent 288 days.
  •  The world’s space endurance record is held by Russia. A Russian cosmonaut-physician spent nearly 15 months on a single mission aboard the former Mir space station in the mid-1990s.
  •  The International Space Station (ISS) is a spacestation, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. The ISS programme is a joint project among five participating space agencies: NASA(USA), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA(Japan), ESA (European Union) and CSA(Canada).

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