The proclamation happened at a City Council meeting.
"Thank you all for the recognition that I hope will foster inspiration for students throughout the Raleigh area," Koch said in a video from the International Space Station.
On Oct. 18, Koch made history by being apart of the world's first female spacewalking team.
What a way to start a City Council meeting! Mayor Nancy McFarlane proclaimed today Astronaut Christina Koch Day... and look who showed up? (You could say it was out of this world!) @NCState @NASA pic.twitter.com/WMha3mlKHr— City of Raleigh (@RaleighGov) November 6, 2019