North Carolina astronaut boards International Space Station

On Thursday, a North Carolina State graduate made history. Christina Koch is one of two female astronauts to participate in NASA's all-women space walk. 

The two women boarded a spacecraft at 3:14 p.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and docked at the International Space Station Thursday night. 

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Koch, a native of Michigan, graduated from NCSU with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. 

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While aboard the USS she will service as a flight engineer.