International Space Station
Here are the four stories you need to know about for Wednesday, July 22. They include a Minnesota-trained expert heading out into space, and the beginning of “the best days of summer.”
An astronaut trained as a doctor in Minnesota is set to go into space next week. Dr. Kjell Lindgren will be part of NASA’s Expedition 44/45 launch on July 22. The Soyuz spacecraft will carry a crew including Lindgren to the International Space Station.
What is the size of a football field, has a gym, and the best view in our solar system? The International Space Station is an orbiting laboratory or habitable artificial satellite (fancy!) and serves as a space port for a myriad of multi-national spacecraft.
Minnesota native Karen Nyberg, 43, is now on her second trip to the International Space station. She was aboard a Soyuz spacecraft that lifted off from Kazakhstan on May 28, headed for the International Space Station. She became the 50th woman in space during her first trip to the ISS in 2008 – before she became a mother.
Minnesota native Karen Nyberg, an astronaut with NASA, is making her final preparations for a trip to the International Space Station and joined the WCCO Morning Show Thursday to talk about the upcoming mission.
Abby Harrison knew there was always something she loved about space.
You can see the International Space Station this evening. It’ll fly over the Twin Cities from 7:18 to 7:24 p.m. basically across the northern half of the sky moving from the west to the east.
Minnesota Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other students are getting the chance to speak live to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.