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Christina H Koch
Current resident of the International . Looking forward to sharing my journey with you!
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Christina H Koch Jan 23
Living in space has given me a new appreciation for Earth. At times gazing out at the planet has evoked feelings of being for the people and places I love so much. Today I’ll answer questions on my Instagram story about life in space - ask away!
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Christina H Koch Jan 22
Keeping watch on the volatile Taal Volcano in the Philippines from the . Just south of Manila, it stands out ash-covered and otherworldly in the middle of Taal Lake against the surrounding green highlands.
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Christina H Koch Jan 21
. batteries, swapped. I am going to miss these days and this crew. Fun fact: Did you know that we pre-breathe oxygen prior to a spacewalk to avoid decompression sickness symptoms while in the lower pressure of the space suit?
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Christina H Koch Jan 19
Spacewalk time! After all the technical studying, airlock prepping, and conferencing, and I multitask as we do our final briefing. 💡Spacewalk hair pro tip: Double braid is the way to go--fits snug under the com cap, out of the helmet seal, and no flyaways!
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Christina H Koch Jan 17
Star trails and solar array trails.
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Christina H Koch Jan 17
Talofa, American Samoa! I will never forget my Samoan friends and the island where I lived when I got the news that I was selected to be an astronaut. Great memories exploring new waves, trails, and reefs. One step closer to that umu on Mars! Fa’afetai lava!
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Christina H Koch Jan 16
From inside the , snapped these photos, capturing a moment of teamwork that I will never forget. Halfway through another power channel of battery changes and looking forward to finishing up next week!
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Christina H Koch Jan 14
Australia. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
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Christina H Koch Jan 13
Raglan, New Zealand surf cam from : looking pretty lined up last weekend.
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Christina H Koch Jan 9
What’s it like growing up surfing under rocket trails? Maybe I’ll get to find out tomorrow when I talk to , the greatest surfer of all time and from Cocoa Beach, right next door to Cape Canaveral and .
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Christina H Koch Jan 9
For 300 days I’ve been fortunate to be a part of something that strives to represent and benefit all humanity. As I look out and reflect on our shared world, that has been the greatest honor.
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Christina H Koch Jan 8
While we're inside doing science, dozens of experiments are collecting data on the outside of station. One example is called NICER & it probes the exotic mysteries of distant pulsars using station as its perch above the Earth’s atmosphere.
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Christina H Koch Jan 7
Watching one of the longest left-breaking waves in the world from .
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Christina H Koch Jan 6
Can you see shooting starts from space? Turns out, yes! The first meteor shower of the decade and we were lucky enough to catch it from the along with the northern lights. This is a composite image of a few of the as they blazed into the atmosphere.
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Christina H Koch Jan 3
It’s the weekend! The question I get the most up here is what do we do in our free time. For me it’s mostly photography, spending time with my crew, reading, and watching sports like surfing and football. Lately I’ve especially been a fan of Sundays.
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Christina H Koch Jan 3
From Zion National Park to the Grand Canyon, my new favorite thing on Earth is snow-covered red rock country.
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Christina H Koch Jan 2
Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. From Witch’s Rock to Mal Pais to Pavones, the sun glint on the water tells the ocean’s story.
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Christina H Koch Jan 2
First moonrise seen from the in the decade we go back.
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Christina H Koch Dec 30
Hello, Baltimore Inner Harbor! Shining day and night.
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Christina H Koch Dec 30
Five and a half years ago, took time to attend my first ever spacewalk training run as a mentor. It is beyond an honor to follow in her footsteps today. I can’t wait to pay it forward to the next explorers and watch them fly even higher.
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