Wednesday, 26 February, 2020

NASA astronaut Christina Koch dishes on record spaceflight

WATCH Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space News WATCH Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space Christina Koch
Sandy Nunez | 14 February, 2020, 07:11

The astronaut posted a video on Twitter of her reunion with her dog - and the pup was visibly excited about her return.

She flew to the space station in March 2019 and took part in the first all-female spacewalk in October a year ago.

Koch landed in Kazakhstan on February 6 with European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexader Skvortskov.

"I kind of forgot I was floating until a new crew would come and they'd be so excited about floating", she said.

But it's not until Koch's husband opens the door that the reality of her mom's return seems to truly set in for LBD and she reaches a body-flailing, face-licking, happy-barking level of excitement.

Christina Koch obtained a spacewalk selfie in January 2020. During her time on the ISS, Koch participated in a number of experiments, and even took the time to answer a few questions from Earth.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly, who holds NASA's record for spending 340 days in space - the longest single space flight ever - reportedly still had sore feet and burning skin three months after ending his mission in 2016.

She spent almost a year working at the International Space Station.

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

An electrical engineer who also has a degree in physics, she said she was "lucky" to have adapted to life back on earth without any issues.

"In space, your heart becomes rounder. because there's no gravity to pump against", Prof.