Karen Nyberg

Karen Nyberg

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1969-10-07

Status Retired

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

Karen LuJean Nyberg is an American mechanical engineer and 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 (as a Mission Specialist on STS-124 and a Flight Engineer on Soyuz TMA-09M).

Karen Nyberg's Launches

Soyuz FG | Soyuz TMA-09M

Success
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-124

Success
United Space Alliance
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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