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

15:00  14 february  2020
15:00  14 february  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Astronaut Christina Koch Breaks Record for Longest Space Mission by a Woman

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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.

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After a record-setting 328 days in space , during which time she participated in the first all-female spacewalk with astronaut Jessica Meir, Koch touched back down to Earth last Thursday. Her stint was just 12 days shy of the American single-spaceflight record, held by Scott Kelly, and broke the

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

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. 

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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

NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record mission .
NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record missionThe Soyuz MS-13 capsule touched down on the Kazakh desert steppe at 4:12 am ET carrying Koch, 41, European astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov.

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