Astronaut Christina Koch posts heartwarming video of reunion with dog

James Marshall
February 15, 2020

In a video posted to social media, Koch can be seen walking into a house and reuniting with her pup after 328 consecutive days in space, a record for a woman. The one who was there to greet her? 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.

Koch is a Jacksonville native and went to White Oak High school for a few years.

"I wish I had enough time on there to get bored, but not all", she explained, during her first live TV interview since returning to Earth on Thursday.

"It helped me see that all humans are inherently the same", she said. She also said it's good to be back home and she is enjoying her favourite things from food to hanging out at the beach.

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

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.

Side-effects include a significant loss of bone density and a drop in muscle mass, Business Insider reported previous year. Kevin Moffat, who specializes in human physiology in extreme environments, told Business Insider.

© 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.

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