Soyuz spacecraft returns to Earth from International Space Station

Soyuz spacecraft returns to Earth from International Space Station

MOSCOW, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought three International Space Station crew members and the Olympic torch safely back to Earth Monday morning, NASA said.
Soyuz changes parking spots at space station, making way for new crew

Soyuz changes parking spots at space station, making way for new crew

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Three International Space Station crewmembers took a Soyuz spacecraft for a spin Friday, changing parking spaces to make room for new crew arrivals, NASA said.

New Expedition 37 crew welcomed aboard ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The new Expedition 37 crew were welcomed aboard the International Space Station after docking to the Poisk mini-research module, the U.S. space agency said.
U.S.-Russia crew to fly in Soyuz to ISS this week

U.S.-Russia crew to fly in Soyuz to ISS this week

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Two cosmonauts and one astronaut will lift off in a Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station, the U.S. space agency said Monday.

Japanese cargo-carrying spacecraft docks with space station

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A Japanese cargo craft with 3.6 tons of science experiments, equipment and supplies docked with the International Space Station Friday, NASA says.

New crew reaches space station after launch from Kazakhstan

GREENBELT, Md., May 28 (UPI) -- A Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft carrying three new crew members docked with the International Space Station after a 6-hour journey from Kazakhstan.

Russian cargo craft uses thrusters to adjust orbit of space station

MOSCOW, May 17 (UPI) -- A Russian Progress M-19M resupply spacecraft attached to the International Space Station was used to adjust the station's orbit Friday, Russian officials say.

NASA assigns final shuttle crew

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- NASA says it has assigned Navy Capt. Mark Kelly to command the final space shuttle flight -- the 36th mission to the International Space Station.

NASA assigns STS-132 space shuttle crew

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-132, targeted for launch in April 2010.

Astronauts finish 3rd space walk

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Two U.S. astronauts from the shuttle Discovery Sunday completed the third and final spacewalk of their mission to the International Space Station.

NASA approves May 31 space shuttle launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials have selected May 31 as the launch date for space shuttle Discovery's STS-124 mission.

Astronaut to run Boston Marathon in space

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- NASA says astronaut Suni Williams will run the Boston Marathon aboard the International Space Station.
Karen Nyberg
STS-124 Mission Specialist Karen Nyberg floats on the middeck of the space shuttle Discovery while docked with the International Space Station on June 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/NASA/JSC)

Karen LuJean Nyberg (born 7 October 1969) is an American mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. Nyberg is the 50th woman in space.

Born on October 7, 1969 in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, Nyberg graduated summa cum laude with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota in 1994. She continued her collegiate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. There her graduate research was centered on human thermoregulation and experimental metabolic testing and control, focusing on the control of thermal neutrality in space suits. This work, performed at the Austin BioHeat Transfer Laboratory, led to her doctorate in 1998.

She worked at Johnson Space Center from 1991 to 1995 and received a patent for work she completed in 1991 on Robot Friendly Probe and Socket Assembly. In 1998, on completing her doctorate, she accepted a position with the Crew and Thermal Systems Division, working as an Environmental Control Systems Engineer to improve space suit thermal control systems and evaluate firefighter suit cooling technologies. She also provided conceptual designs of the thermal control system for the Advanced Mars and Lunar Lander Mission studies, and environmental control system analysis for a collapsible hyperbaric chamber.

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