NC State grad heads into space Thursday, will be in the first all-female spacewalk
Newsobserver.com - Fri 15 Mar 10:04 GMT

Christina Koch, a NASA astronaut and North Carolina State University graduate, is set to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday. She will participate in the first all-female spacewalk.

NC State grad heads into space Thursday, will be in the first all-female spacewalk

  A North Carolina State University graduate is taking off Thursday for the International Space Station, where she is expected to make history.

  Koch’s alma mater is celebrating her first flight into space with a 3:14 p.m. launch viewing in Engineering Building II, according to an N.C. State website post.

  In 2013, NASA says it chose Koch and seven other people to be in its astronaut class.

  Koch said she hopes to inspire people to go after their passions and “couldn’t feel more ready” for the launch, according to N.C. State.