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. Previous Article The DNA found in sea turtle poop could be scientists’ newest monitoring tool Next Article New NOAA, partner buoy in American Samoa opens window into a changing ocean Print 5307 Tags: climate ESRL GMD NASA Space Barrow Baseline Observatory American Samoa Related articles Wave gliders, ocean drifters and drones to help international researchers solve key climate question ATOMIC mission week 1 recap: Deployments, deployments, deployments NOAA Research's top 5 stories from 2019 Indo-Pacific Ocean warming is changing global rainfall patterns So what are marine heat waves?