Dog absolutely loses it when her astronaut owner returns from space

  • Dog absolutely loses it when her astronaut owner returns from space

Dog absolutely loses it when her astronaut owner returns from space

Astronaut Christina Koch recently returned to Earth after a 328-day mission in space.

"To see your favorite animal is a symbol of coming back to the people and places you love", Koch said during a press conference Thursday, CNN reported. The astronaut posted a sweet video on her Twitter of the moment when she was greeted by her dog after returning home.

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

The American astronaut spent 328 days on the International Space Station and arrived back on terra firma on February 6, landing in Kazakhstan.

Koch went on six spacewalks during the expeditions, including the first three all-women spacewalks.

In the video, Koch's pup can be seen excitedly pawing at the door as she approaches.

"I feel great", Koch said about six days after her return to Earth. The Livingston resident made history with the longest space flight by a woman astronaut and the first all-female space walk. "I'm not sure who was more excited", he wrote.

An electrical engineer who also has a degree in physics, she said she was "lucky" to have adapted to life back on earth without any issues.

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

"It's wonderful to stay really busy with all the work we're doing, both the scientific experiments, the maintenance and upgrades to board the space station, the experiments we do on ourselves", Koch told FOX News' Bill Hemmer Wednesday. "I can not wait to feel and hear Earth again".