Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart

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Watch Astronaut Christina Koch Reunite With Her Dog After a Year Apart

Koch had been in space for 328 days before coming back to Earth, and the reunion between her and her dog is the most wholesome thing we've seen today.

The event marks Koch's first news conference since returning to Earth last Thursday.

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

For now, Koch seems to be enjoying her time back on Spaceship Earth.

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

Before breaking the endurance record for a woman in space, Koch set another milestone as part of the first all-female spacewalking team in October. She revealed during the press conference that she was excited to see her dog, a rescue she calls LBD, or "Little Brown Dog". The one who was there to greet her?

The electrical engineer-turned astronaut said she counted herself lucky to not have suffered more serious ailments. The astronaut deserved the warm welcome, considering that she had just made history for the longest space mission ever performed by a woman. The lack of gravity on the International Space Station can also cause astronauts' hearts to change shape. Kevin Moffat, who specializes in human physiology in extreme environments, told Business Insider.

"While no specific amount of selectees was provided now, NASA hopes to announce their most recent astronaut course in mid-2021, when people qualified persons will probably begin the minimum two decades of basic training before being certified for powered flights on Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Dragon", Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, or even NASA's Orion spacecraft connected to the bureau's new Space Launch System (SLS).

"We take daily sensory inputs for granted until they are absent ..."

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