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Livingston Resident, Astronaut Returns To Earth After Breaking Several Records

WATCH Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space News WATCH Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space Christina Koch
Kristine Garrett | 14 February, 2020, 07:10

After spending a record-breaking 328 days in space, the longest single spaceflight by a woman, NASA astronaut Christina Koch officially returned to Earth on February 6.

"Hi baby girl! Hi baby girl!"

Koch, who was a part of the first all-female spacewalk and set the record for the longest space flight by a woman, recently returned home after spending 328 days off Earth. "Glad she remembers me after a year!" But perhaps one of Koch's most most important contributions was that she herself was the subject of study while in space. Koch wrote in the caption for the video, which she shared to both Instagram and Twitter.

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

"Having the opportunity to be up here for so long is truly an honor", Koch said of her history-making accomplishment back in December, according to Space.com. "I am very grateful to be back on the planet!"

"It is a wonderful thing for science".

As NASA gears up for the next generation of lunar missions and eventual Mars missions, studying how microgravity affects the body will be crucial as longer spaceflights could become the norm.

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

The Michigan-born astronaut, who returned from the International Space Station (ISS) on February 6, set the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman and also took part in the first all-female spacewalk in October a year ago.

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