Minnesota astronaut prepares for second mission to ISS

8:43 AM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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STAR CITY, Russia - A Minnesota native is preparing for her second mission to space.

Astronaut Karen Nyberg, from Vining, Minnesota, is one of three people headed back to the International Space Station for research.

She took time from her training in Star City, Russia to talk to KARE11 Sunrise about the mission.

Nyberg is scheduled to liftoff on May 28th from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The mission is expected to last about six months as researchers see how space changes the structure of the astronauts bones and how it affects their eyesight.

Nyberg's last space flight was in 2008 aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

Another Minnesota girl, Astronaut Abbey, is working to raise funds to go see the launch in Kazakhstan. You can visit Abbey's website for her information.

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