PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – As Christina Cook became the 14th woman to perform a spacewalk at the International Space Station.
Cook's aunt, Loretta Homrich, who lives northwest of Grand Rapids .
"I carry this room with me," Homrich said, showing 24 Hour News 8 a smartphone connected to NASA's live feed.
She was born in Grand Rapids. When she was young, she would have visited a few weeks each summer. Homestay's Under the Pines.
"She saw grandpa (work) from sun to sun down." And he never quit and she what right along with him, "Homrich recalled. "She was a very hard worker."
Her family, 200 miles below, said it was a teenager that carried her to the stars.
"She would work on a farm, and now."
"Who would've thought she was out in space as an astronaut?" she's in space: "It's just absolutely incredible," Homrich said.
Koch has been able to make a video call with family home and Homrich has been in touch via email.
The spacewalk what is supposed to be historic – the first all-women spacewalk – but problems with the spacesuits forced NASA to swap out one of the women for a man .