Astronaut tweets photo of NC from space

Astronaut tweets photo of NC from space
Christina Koch says seeing her home from outer space took her breath away. (Source: Christina H. Koch)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A North Carolina astronaut got her first glimpse of her home Monday.

Christina Koch of Jacksonville tweeted a photo of Coastal North Carolina from the International Space Station, insisting the site took her breath away.

Koch arrived at the international space station last month and plans to stick around for a full 11 months. Her 328 day stay would make it the longest space mission ever for a female astronaut.

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