Selected by NASA in 2013, Christina Koch is among one of the most awarded female astronauts, including a record setting flight of 328 consecutive days in space. Koch also served on the International Space Station for Expedition 59, 60, and 61 as a flight engineer.
In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, when asked about her aspirations and plans for the future, Koch revealed her passion for science, reading, and adult literacy.
"I love building and fixing things, and so I always gravitated toward engineering or science instrumentation work," Koch tells Teen Vogue.
"It's a bonus if I get to do that work in an interesting place like in the Antarctic or a remote island. I also love community service, tutoring or anything that spreads the love of science or reading. One day I hope to open an adult literacy program wherever I live."
This International Woman’s Day (Intergalactic in Christina’s case), ProLiteracy applauds Christina’s love for community service and education. It is important to recognize that women are empowered through education, and literacy can provide the tools to change lives. She has broken barriers in her field and continues to inspire women to expand their scope of what is possible.
Christina Koch is living her dream and with her recognition of adult literacy she can help create opportunity for others to live theirs.
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