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Tech & Science Astronaut reunites with dog after 328 days in space

13:15  14 february  2020
13:15  14 february  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Record-breaking NASA astronaut Christina Koch is returning to Earth after nearly a year in space

  Record-breaking NASA astronaut Christina Koch is returning to Earth after nearly a year in space She’s done quite a bit on the space station this last yearKoch is traveling back with astronaut Luca Parmitano from the European Space Agency and Russian astronaut Aleksandr Skvortsov who have been living on the station since July. Tonight, the trio will climb into a Russian Soyuz capsule docked to the station and then make the three-hour journey home.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch recently returned to Earth after 328 days in space , breaking the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. She completed six spacewalks while on the International Space Station, including the first all-female spacewalk with astronaut Jessica Meir.

Watch astronaut 's sweet reunion with dog after nearly a year in space . Glad she remembers me after a year!" Koch captioned the clip, which she shared Thursday. NASA astronaut Christina Koch spent nearly 11 months in orbit, setting a new record for longest spaceflight by a woman.MARK FELIX

Christina Hammock wearing a blue shirt: NASA Astronaut Christina Koch answers questions during a postflight news conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Feb. 12, 2020.© AFP via Getty Images, FILE NASA Astronaut Christina Koch answers questions during a postflight news conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Feb. 12, 2020. When astronaut Christina Koch returned home this week from a nearly 11-month space mission, she said she wasn't "sure who was more excited" about it: her or her dog.

The record-breaking astronaut posted a video to her Twitter on Thursday showing the joyous reunion during which her rescue dog, LBD (short for Little Brown Dog), couldn't contain herself.

"Not sure who was more excited. Glad she remembers me after a year!" Koch, 41, said in the Twitter post.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record mission

  NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record mission NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record missionWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, who led the first all-female spacewalk in 2019, landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a record stay on the International Space Station, ending a 328-day mission expected to yield new insights into deep-space travel.

Astronaut adorably reunites with dog after space mission. Dog Could Not Possibly Be Happier About This Astronaut ’s Return to Earth After a Year in Space .

When astronaut Christina Koch returned home from her record stay at the International Space Station, her dog LBD Mysterious deep space radio burst sends signals every 16 days . Koch landed back on Earth last week after a record-setting 11-month journey in space , completing the longest single

Koch returned to her Galveston, Texas, home three days after landing in Kazakhstan from a 328-day mission to the International Space Station, The Associated Press reported. The trip shattered the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, which was previously held by retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set the record with 288 days in space in 2017.

"I didn’t necessarily know what this mission was going to turn into when I launched," Koch told ABC News' senior transportation correspondent David Kerley in an interview from the space station last month. "But I think one of the things about the astronaut corps is that we are taught to be adaptable and to be ready for anything in a mission that comes our way."

Koch, an electrical engineer, was part of the first-ever all-woman spacewalk along with fellow U.S. astronaut Jessica Weir in 2019.

NASA astronaut Koch returns to Earth after record space mission

  NASA astronaut Koch returns to Earth after record space mission NASA astronaut Koch returns to Earth after record space missionThe touchdown on a snow-covered steppe also marked the return to earth of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russia's Alexander Skvortsov.

Christina Koch’s dog couldn’t contain her excitement upon the astronaut ’s return home. WATCH THE FULL EPISODES OF 'WORLD NEWS TONIGHT'

When astronaut Christina Koch returned home this week from a nearly 11-month space mission, she said she wasn't "sure who was more excited" about it: her or her dog . ABC NewsVideosAstronaut reunites with dog after 328 - day mission.

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