Minnesota native about to land home from spaceFargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Six months in space, flew by, aboard the International Space Station, Vining, Minnesota's Karen Nyberg will leave her gravity-less home above earth, and on Sunday, make the decent home.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Six months in space, flew by, aboard the International Space Station, Vining, Minnesota's Karen Nyberg will leave her gravity-less home above earth, and on Sunday, make the decent home.
Karen Nyberg/NASA Astronaut: “It is going to be a wild ride home and a lot of fun but more than anything I am looking forward to seeing my husband and my son.”
Beside NASA experiments and daily space station work, Karen has quite the following now.
Her photos of earth are amazing and shots of the world only captured from above.
There is her global Pinterest fans who loved her homemade projects cut and sewed in space. Like this Dinosaur for her son, made of food containers.
Nyberg: “It actually took me a lot time to get momentum to get things made finally the day Cygnus was supposed to arrive we had a whole day and that is when I created the dinosaur for him.”
And right now, Karen is working alongside 8 other astronauts at the space station, all men. But like the pioneer women who first came to space before her, Karen simply enjoys the opportunity and this amazing workplace called space.
Nyberg: “These guys are like brothers for me, I have been in mechanical eng field and usually I am accustomed to that so these guys are great.”
Karen is scheduled to land Sunday night in Kazakhstan and then home to Houston.