Astronaut Captures Stunning Image on Board the ISS

By  //  October 7, 2013

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NYBERG WAS ALSO ON STS-124 IN 2008

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ABOVE IMAGE: Astronaut Karen L. Nyberg tweeted this stunning image on board the ISS yesterday with the title, “Sunrise on #Cygnus and #Canadaarm2. October 5.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg,  who is currently onboard the ISS, tweeted this picture with the title, “Sunrise on #Cygnus and #Canadarm2. October 5”. 

Karen Nyberg smiles for a photo as she floats on the middeck of the Discovery while docked with the ISS. (NASA image)

Karen Nyberg smiles for a photo as she floats on the middeck of the Discovery while docked with the ISS. (NASA image)

Nyberg 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 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.

In July 2006, Nyberg took part in NEEMO 10, a deep-sea training and simulation exercise at the Aquarius underwater laboratory to help NASA prepare for the return of astronauts to the moon and manned missions to Mars. Nyberg and her crewmates lived and worked underwater for seven days.

She was selected as an Astronaut Candidate by NASA in July 2000. After two years of training and evaluation she qualified as a Mission Specialist and was assigned for technical duties in the Astronaut Office Station Operations Branch. She was Crew Support Astronaut for the Expedition 6 crew during their six-month mission on the ISS.

In July 2006, Nyberg took part in NEEMO 10, a deep-sea training and simulation exercise at the Aquarius underwater laboratory to help NASA prepare for the return of astronauts to the moon and manned missions to Mars. Nyberg and her crewmates lived and worked underwater for seven days.

NYBERG WAS ALSO ON STS-124 IN 2008

STS-124 Discovery (May 31 to June 14, 2008) was the 123rd space shuttle flight, and the 26th shuttle flight to the International Space Station.

Karen Nyberg

Karen Nyberg

The STS-124 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and docked with the space station on June 2 to deliver the Japanese Experiment Module-Pressurized Module (JEM-PM) and the Japanese Remote Manipulator System.

Astronauts delivered the 37-foot (11-meter) Kibo lab, added its rooftop storage room and conducted three spacewalks to maintain the station and to prime the new Japanese module’s robotic arm for work during nine days docked at the orbiting laboratory.

The shuttle flight also delivered a new station crew member, Expedition 17 Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff.  He replaced Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Garrett Riesman, who returned to Earth with the STS-124 crew.  The STS-124 mission was completed in 218 orbits, traveling 5,735.643 miles in 13 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and 7 seconds.

 


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