Dog Could Not Possibly Be Happier About This Astronaut’s Return to Earth After a Year in Space


There’s nothing better than coming home to a pet who’s overjoyed to see you after a long, hard day at work. Except maybe coming home to them after a long, hard year in space.

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 Feb. 6. And on Thursday, she took to Twitter to share a video of the joyous moment that she was reunited with her dog, LBD, who had clearly been eagerly awaiting her arrival.

In the sweet clip, LBD, which stands for Little Brown Dog, can be seen pawing at the closed door and wagging her tail as Koch and her husband approach. But it’s not until Koch’s husband opens the door that the reality of her mom’s return seems to truly set in for LBD and she reaches a body-flailing, face-licking, happy-barking level of excitement.

“Not sure who was more excited,” Koch captioned the video. “Glad she remembers me after a year!”

Christina H Koch


Not sure who was more excited. Glad she remembers me after a year!

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