Astronaut Christina Koch’s dog welcomed her back to her Galveston, Texas home after Koch’s 328 day stint on the International Space Station.  This is the longest ever mission by a female astronaut… and is over 6 dog years.

“Glad she remembers me after a year!” Koch tweeted.

The rescue dog is named LBD, the initials of its full name: Little Brown Dog.

“I reunited with my dog, LBD, which was wonderful,” Koch told NBC.  “I also took a family trip to the beach, taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean is something I really missed.”

Watch the video of their reunion below:

Image Credit: Wikimedia

Hat Tip: NBC News

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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