She revealed during the press conference that she was excited to see her dog, a rescue she calls LBD, or "Little Brown Dog".
"It just looked exactly like you might see in the pictures except way more brighter, way more real, and I literally exclaimed, I just said, 'Oh my goodness!' It was just phenomenal, and it was that moment when I realized I had just left our planet", Koch said. "Glad she remembers me after a year", Koch tweeted.
Koch landed in Kazakhstan on February 6 with European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexader Skvortskov. She flew to the space station last March and was part of the first all-female spacewalk in October.
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Koch's extended mission will help researchers observe the effects of a long-duration spaceflight on a woman as NASA plans to send the first woman to the moon in 2024 and prepare for human exploration on Mars. During her time on the ISS, Koch participated in a number of experiments, and even took the time to answer a few questions from Earth.
The electrical engineer-turned astronaut said she counted herself lucky to not have suffered more serious ailments.
Just before her return to Earth, Koch told reporters: "Oh, how I miss the wind on my face, the feeling of raindrops, sand on my feet and the sound of the surf crashing on the Galveston beach".
Her path toward becoming an astronaut was not necessarily typical, but Koch said that after attending a class on "how to become an astronaut" at space camp as a youth, she decided she didn't want to live her life as a checklist.