The North Carolina native aboard the International Space Station posted a photograph of her residence from heaps of miles above Earth.
Seeing coastal North Carolina from the house “took my breath away,” NASA astronaut Christina Koch posted on social media Monday.
“It’s a particular factor to see from above the place the place you grew up — the ocean that first impressed my fascination with issues that make me really feel small, and first planted the seeds of an objective to discover.”
Koch, originally from Jacksonville, has been on the International Space Station since March 14. She accomplished her first spacewalk on March 29.
She obtained a bachelor’s diploma in electrical engineering, a bachelor’s diploma in physics and a grasp’s diploma in electrical engineering from North Carolina State College.
NASA introduced final week that her time aboard the Worldwide House station was prolonged to February 2020. Her 328 days would break the document for the longest single spaceflight by a lady.
The Worldwide House Station on common orbits 240 miles above Earth. Throughout her March 29 spacewalk, Koch put in batteries to assist energy the station’s analysis lab.