Watch astronaut Christina Koch meet her dog after a year apart

Watch astronaut Christina Koch meet her dog after a year apart

Watch astronaut Christina Koch meet her dog after a year apart

After spending nearly an entire year on the International Space Station, astronaut Christina Koch was finally reunited with her dog this week.

Astronaut Christina Koch just made her return to earth after a record setting 11-month journey in space, and her dog LBD-which stands for Little Brown Dog-was very excited to see her.

Research and scientific details about how the near-year of microgravity affected Koch are not yet available, but NASA intends to use her extended stay as a way to observe whether prolonged spaceflight will affect women differently than their male counterparts.

A camera captured the ecstatic canine wagging her tail and pawing at the glass door as she watched Koch approach from the outside.

The only other American astronaut to spend more days in space than Koch is Scott Kelly, who spent 340 days out of this world, according to NASA.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Koch said that aside from a few neck pains and balancing problems, she was readjusting well to gravity and enjoying being back on Earth, CNN reported. "I'm glad he remembers me after a year!"

The astronaut posted the video to Twitter accompanied, and wrote: 'Not sure who was more excited. Her 328-day mission was the longest ever by a woman.

This time, when she saw the ocean, she wasn't floating above it 200 miles away in space.

Christina Koch obtained a spacewalk selfie in January 2020.

"She's from the Humane Society and she couldn't be sweeter", Koch told CBS News. "I can not wait to feel and hear Earth again".

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