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 7507 Tags: climate ESRL GMD NASA Space Barrow Baseline Observatory American Samoa Related articles New research finds the Western U.S. is a hot spot for "snow droughts" NOAA names University of Miami to host cooperative institute NOAA’s Climate Program Office launches Climate Risk Areas Initiative NOAA releases roadmap for the next 7 years of research and development NOAA collects a lot of data on the ocean. Here are 4 ways we use it.