Definitely call this puppy love.
After a record-breaking 328 days in space, NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned home last week to an epic reunion with her dog.
The barking. The jumping. The tail wagging. The kisses.
And all of it caught on video.
“Not sure who was more excited. Glad she remembers me after a year!” Koch posted on Twitter.
They call her L.B.D., short for Little Brown Dog. And, she’s a humane society rescue pooch.
Not sure who was more excited. Glad she remembers me after a year! pic.twitter.com/sScVXHMHJn
— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) February 13, 2020
Even the folks at Guinness World Records took notice of this reunion.
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) February 14, 2020
Koch was on a mission at the International Space Station.
This journey has been everyone’s journey. Thank you to all involved in the success of our mission, and for giving me the opportunity to carry everyone’s dreams into space. I’m filled with gratitude to be back on the planet! pic.twitter.com/Mo2pk152vv
— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) February 6, 2020
That’s where she was a Space Station Scientist.
✨ “We have a responsibility to the people that we represent up here, to carry people’s dreams into space with us.” –@Astro_Christina ✨
— ISS Research (@ISS_Research) February 3, 2020
And she inspired a whole new generation of scientists and astronauts along the way.
We’re LIVE NOW with @Astro_Christina for the first time since her return to Earth after 328 days aboard the @space_station. 👩🚀 What questions do you have for her? Use the hashtag #AskNASA and tune in to https://t.co/0tGwqaSya3 to see if yours is answered on air! ✨ pic.twitter.com/HIqFuR7wsn
— Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) February 12, 2020