An American astronaut who studied at the University of Ghana some 20 years ago has described her experience as “life-changing”.
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According to Christina Hammock Koch, her time in Ghana was positive and changed her perspectives on many things.
“20 years ago, I was studying abroad at the @UnivofGh. Like spaceflight, it was a positive, life-changing, perspective-deepening experience. Seeing the beauty of Ghana from space reminds me of the amazing people I met there and how in exploring the world, we learn about ourselves,” she tweeted.
She made the post after seeing Ghana from space. She made her first space trip in 2018.
Christina Hammock Koch became an astronaut in 2013 after NASA selected and certified her. She was one of eight members in her class.
She completed astronaut candidate training in July 2015. Koch graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Koch has won a number of awards during her time at NASA and Johns Hopkins, including the NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA Juno Mission Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument, 2012; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
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Koch resides in Texas with her husband, Robert Koch. She enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, paddling, sailing, running, yoga, community service, photography and travel.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 80-year-old Donzella Washington has graduated with a 3.69 CGPA from Alabama A&M University.
Despite her rough beginning, she found the courage to enroll in school after losing her husband and graduated with flying colours.
The 80-year-old said she wants to inspire the old and young to believe in themselves and their ability to achieve more.
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