(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - 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.
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.
While aboard the USS she will service as a flight engineer.