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NASA astronaut Christina Koch to deliver commencement address for NC State Class of 2020

Posted November 19, 2020 3:38 p.m. EST

— Spring, summer and fall graduates of North Carolina State University will hear from a fellow alumna, astronaut Christina Koch, a virtual commencement ceremony on Dec. 4.

Koch, who holds two bachelor's degrees and a master of science from NC State, set the record earlier this year for the longest single spaceflight by a woman – with a total of 328 days in space. Along with fellow NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, she participated in the first all-woman spacewalk.

Chancellor Randy Woodson will confer an honorary degree on Koch during the ceremony.

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