"It took my breath away when it got focused," Koch tweeted. "My first view of the North Carolina coast from space. It's special to see from above the place you grew up in – the ocean that sparked my fascination for things that made me feel small and seeded for exploration.
The picture has nearly 1,000 retweets and 4,700 Like last day, also thanks to the North Carolinians for "Making us # NCproud. "
NC State says Cook is a three-time graduate of the University, "with a bachelor's degree in physics and electrical engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering."
Cook was born in Michigan, but grew up on the North Carolina coast in Jacksonville on NASA.
She was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 2013 and trained two years before going to the International Space Station in March, NASA said.