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NASA astronaut Christina Koch on her NC roots, upcoming lunar mission, and living in space

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch
NASA Astronaut Christina Koch

We're lifting off today with Astronaut Christina Koch. She grew up here, graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Math, then NC State, and today works for NASA.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch outside the WUNC studios.
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NASA astronaut Christina Koch outside the WUNC studios.

Koch has spent more than 300 days at the International Space Station and is readying for a lunar mission.

Christina Koch talks training, outer space food, and common questions she gets.


Christina Koch, NASA Astronaut

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Jeff Tiberii is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Jeff joined WUNC in 2011. During his 20 years in public radio, he was Morning Edition Host at WFDD and WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and later, the Capitol Bureau Chief. Jeff has covered state and federal politics, produced the radio documentary “Right Turn,” launched a podcast, and was named North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year four times.
Josh Sullivan is a social media producer with WUNC’s digital news team.
Erin Keever is the Executive Producer of WUNC’s daily radio show, Due South. Erin comes to WUNC from Charlotte where she spent 16 years at WFAE serving in various roles from on-air announcer, researcher, web editor, to finally senior producer of “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.”