Press Release

NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg Available for Satellite Media Interviews

By SpaceRef Editor
November 13, 2013
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NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg, who returned to Earth on Nov. 10 after 166 days in space, will be available for live satellite media interviews from 2-3:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 20. The interviews will be carried on NASA Television.

Nyberg began her long-duration stay after launching to the International Space Station on May 28. During her time in space, Nyberg and her crewmates spent hundreds of hours conducting fundamental research in areas such as human biology, life science, physical science, Earth science, astrophysics and technology research.

To participate in the interviews, reporters should contact Karen Svetaka at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at 281-483-8684 no later than 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Nyberg, who earned a master’s degree and doctorate in engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, is from Vining, Minn. She shared some of her personal life and hobbies through social media channels such as Twitter and Pinterest during her mission. Nyberg revealed her passion for sewing and invited quilters on Earth to submit quilt blocks that will be joined with a block she created during her stay in space.

This was the second spaceflight for Nyberg, who now has logged more than 180 days in space.

The public can follow Nyberg on Twitter at:

Nyberg’s biography is available at:

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.