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

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In a press conference on Wednesday, Koch said she was readjusting well to gravity and aside from a few neck pains and balancing problems, was enjoying life back on Earth. The astronaut posted a sweet video on her Twitter when she was received by her dog after returning home.

So grab a tissue and watch the "dog and owner reunion video" light years ahead of any others.

Astronauts who spend months orbiting the International Space Station miss their families.

Christina Koch obtained a spacewalk selfie in January 2020.

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

Being in space for long periods of time can affect the human body in many different ways. Koch, 41, says as she gets down on her knees to pet and play with the excited pup.

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Koch set a record for a woman's longest space flight and she participated in the first exclusively female spacewalk in October 2019.

"It just looked exactly like you might see in the pictures except way more brighter, way more real, and I literally exclaimed, I just said, 'Oh my goodness!' It was just phenomenal, and it was that moment when I realized I had just left our planet", Koch said.

"We call her LBD, little brown dog".

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

Ms Koch previously told reporters she was most looking forward to hitting the beach with her husband and puppy - and relieving her cravings for tortilla chips and salsa - after spending 328 days in space.

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

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