Local NASA astronaut holding press conference after historic spaceflight

Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 6:07 AM EST
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We'll be hearing from a hometown hero today for the first time since her nearly year-long space mission.

Jacksonville native and NASA astronaut Christina Koch will hold a news conference this afternoon from Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Last week she came home after a 328-day mission aboard the International Space Station – which is the longest spaceflight ever for a woman.

During Koch's mission, she orbited the Earth 5,248 times – a journey of 139 million miles.

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