Katie Valentine Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Categories: Research Headlines Former NOAA employee Christina Koch greets NOAA from the International Space Station It's not every day you get a message from space. But on May 21, former NOAA employee Christina Koch greeted attendees at NOAA's 47th Global Monitoring Annual Conference from the International Space Station. Earlier in her career, Koch was a research technician at NOAA’s Global Monitoring Division (GMD) Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Barrow, Alaska, and later station chief of GMD's American Samoa Observatory. She is now a NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station, where she recorded her greeting. Check out her video below. Print 2866 Tags: climate ESRL GMD NASA Space Barrow Baseline Observatory American Samoa Related articles Unprecedented 2018 Bering Sea ice loss repeated in 2019 Soot from massive 2017 fire clouds persisted in stratosphere for months New NOAA app brings earth and space animations to your phone Airborne research shows East Coast cities emitting twice as much methane as estimated Are tropical cyclones moving at a more leisurely pace?