Trump congratulates NASA astronaut for breaking record of longest stay in space by woman

Trump congratulates NASA astronaut for breaking record of longest stay in space by woman
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE tweeted his congratulations to astronaut Christina Koch on Thursday after Koch returned to Earth having broken the record for the longest mission in space undertaken by a woman.

In his tweet, the president wrote that Koch was making the U.S. proud and "inspiring young women" with her record-breaking space flight.

"Welcome back to Earth, @Astro_Christina, and congratulations on breaking the female record for the longest stay in space!" he wrote. "You’re inspiring young women and making the USA proud! Enjoyed speaking with you and @Astro_Jessica on the first all-female spacewalk IN HISTORY last year."

Koch touched down in Kazakhstan in Thursday after spending 328 days in space.

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“I’m just so overwhelmed and happy right now," she told reporters.