Published: Fri, February 14, 2020
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Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space

Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space

"Not sure who was more excited", Koch captioned the video.

"I felt like a two-week-old who was actually working hard to hold up my own head", she said, describing her first few days back in gravity.

Being in space for long periods of time can affect the human body in many different ways.

Astronaut Christina Koch just made his return to earth after a record 11 month space trip, and his dog LBD " What does Little Brown Dog mean?"

In the video, Koch's pup can be seen excitedly pawing at the door as she approaches. Koch broke the record for the longest continual space flight for a woman during her ISS residency.

In the upcoming Artemis missions, NASA will be sending the first woman and next man to the moon.

"After 328 days in space, the first six days back on Earth were full of just as much wonder and excitement", said Koch in a press conference Thursday.

Ms Koch previously told reporters she was most looking forward to hitting the beach with her husband and puppy - and relieving her cravings for tortilla chips and salsa - after spending 328 days in space.

During the press call, Koch was asked what she would say to the next generation of female space explorers after making history.

In totaling to her science experiments on the space station, Christina Koch overall mission would permit researchers to learn the impacts of long-duration spaceflight on a female astronaut.

"My main message to anyone who has a dream is to follow your passions", she said.

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