Karen Nyberg


Birthday October 7, 1969

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Parkers Prairie, MN

Age 53 years old

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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.

Before Fame

She graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota.


She participated in Expedition 36 on the International Space Station.

Family Life

She married Doug Hurley and they had one child together.

Associated With

She and Sally Ride were both female astronauts.