NC State alum Christina Koch enjoying holidays on International Space Station

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
NC State alum Christina Koch celebrates Christmas on International Space Station
Koch's favorite thing about the holiday season is spending time with the people she loves.

NC State graduate Christina Koch and her fellow astronauts are celebrating Christmas on the International Space Station.

Koch said her favorite thing about the holiday is thinking about what is important--the people we love and spending time together.

The crew posed in their festive attire, including Santa hats in a video from the ISS.

They plan to enjoy smoked salmon and fruitcake on Christmas.

Earlier this year, Nov. 6 was declared Astronaut Christina Koch Day in Raleigh. On Oct. 18, Koch was part of the world's first female spacewalking team.

Koch also graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham.