The astronaut also praised the Starliner’s “picture perfect” landing in New Mexico.
She said: “It was really, pretty unbelievable – it was picture perfect. Everything was just amazing, from seeing the tail as it flew in.
“Well, first of all, seeing the space station fly over was cool. Seeing the tail of the spacecraft fly over, see all of the pieces and parts start to come off – the forward heat shield, the base heat shield – to the parachutes open up.
“I mean it was just picture perfect. We had a beautiful, amazing team all out here ready to support.
“Everybody was pumped, everybody was cheering, it was spectacular. I mean, she’s back, she’s home.”