Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space

James Marshall
February 16, 2020

"After 328 days in space, the first six days back on Earth were full of just as much wonder and excitement", she said at a news conference on Wednesday (Feb. 12).

Koch landed in Kazakhstan on February 6 with European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexader Skvortskov. "Glad she remembers me after a year!" wrote the 41-year-old NASA astronaut while sharing the video. None other than her dog.

The video begins by showing LBD inside Koch's home, on her hind legs with her front paws and face pressed up against a glass-paneled door. "I'm not sure who was more excited", he wrote. "Boredom was not a problem at all", she added.

But this doesn't happen to everyone.

The report also revealed that Christina Koch beat American astronaut Peggy Whitson's record of 288 days of speaceflight. Due to their almost identical genes, the twins were perfectly suited for a study about the effects of microgravity.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch got a truly out-of-this-world welcome after returning home from space. So what is one of the first things a spacewalker does after coming back down to Earth?

Reports suggest that the pet's name is LBD, which stands for "Little Brown Dog" and she adopted the canine from the humane society.

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. She's also taken a trip to the beach with her family and friends.

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