Published: Sat, February 15, 2020
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Astronaut reunites with dog after 328 days in space ABC News

Astronaut reunites with dog after 328 days in space ABC News

NASA astronaut Christina Koch posted a heartwarming video of her reunion with beloved pooch LBD - which stands for Little Brown Dog - after spending 11 months in space.

The 41-year-old space explorer shared a video of the moment she was reunited with her dog after her 328-day stay at the International Space Station.

Koch posted the adorable video of their reunion on her Facebook page with the caption "Not sure who was more excited".

"I feel great", Koch said about six days after her return to Earth.

"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. Koch spent 328 days in outer space, the longest spaceflight in history by a woman.

"Within the first two minutes of being back on Earth I had seen more people's faces than I had seen in a year", Koch told ABC News.

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Koch, who left Earth in March previous year, took part in the first all-female spacewalk in October with colleague Jessica Meir.

Christina Koch, an American astronaut from Houston, Texas, came back last week from a record-breaking space mission. She was also looking forward to digging into some chips and salsa, and going swimming and surfing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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

Currently, three astronauts remain at the space station, including Jessica Meir who took part in the record-breaking all-female spacewalk with Koch previous year.

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