Nyberg talks about adjusting back to routine after stay at International Space StationFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Imagine six months in space, no shopping malls, delivered pizza, or grass to mow.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Imagine six months in space, no shopping malls, delivered pizza, or grass to mow.
Now life is slowly returning to normal for Vining, Minnesota native Karen Nyberg who is adjusting to life on earth, after six months away on board the International Space Station.
After a roller coaster, controlled crash type landing, it took Astronaut Karen Nyberg while to get used to gravity again, this after six months of weightlessness on board the International Space Station.
Karen Nyberg/NASA Astronaut: “The first 24 hours were not that fun, just walking made me nauseous, at that point.”
Being home with her family means time with her son who missed her but who found time to work on a cardboard cutout of his mother's home away from home for a half year.
And being home has an adjustment curve.
Nyberg: “Just getting back into the routine, being gone that long, routines are different and you can't just jump back in and expect things to be the same when you left.”
And for the past six months, Nyberg made time to take some of the most breathtaking photos ever taken in space.
A look at our land, few will ever get the chance to see.
Nyberg: “I tried to get the depth and the color I wanted to share and get a feel for what it feels like for us.”
With a young child at home, Karen says she never would have accepted the six month trip to the space station, but her husband is also an astronaut, and was willing to be a full time dad during the time in space.