Karen LuJean Nyberg is an American mechanical engineer and retired NASA astronaut. Nyberg became the 50th woman in space on her first mission in 2008. Nyberg started her space career in 1991 and spent a total of 180 days in space in 2008 and 2013.
|Other occupation:||Mechanical Engineer|
|Alma mater:||University of North Dakota, University of Texas at Austin|
|Time in space:||180 days|
|Selection:||NASA Astronaut Group 18 in 2000|
|Missions:||STS-124, Soyuz TMA-09M (Expedition 36/37)|
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About Karen Nyberg
Engineer and astronaut who, in 2008, became the 50th woman to travel to space. She served as a Mission Specialist on the Space Shuttle Discovery and as a Flight Engineer on a Russian International Space Station mission.
She graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota.
She participated in Expedition 36 on the International Space Station.
She married and had one child.
She and Sally Ride were both female astronauts.
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- Space systems engineers
- Women astronauts
- NASA civilian astronauts
- University of North Dakota alumni
- American mechanical engineers
- American astronauts