Topic: Astronaut

Launch Successful: Nyberg Arrives in Space

May 29, 2013
Launch Successful: Nyberg Arrives in Space

Cockrell School alumna Karen Nyberg, left, arrived early Wednesday at the International Space Station to start a six-month mission. Learn how to follow her mission updates.

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Geologist among team of scientists exploring how to work with robots on lunar expeditions

May 3, 2010

Mark Helper looked out the windshield of his pressurized lunar rover at a gray otherworldly landscape that stretched in every direction as far as he could see. With time running short, he and his teammate drove on across the rubble-strewn floor of a vast impact crater.

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Longhorn makes history as 50th woman in space

June 30, 2008
NASA astronaut and univeristy alumna Karen Nyberg showed her school spirit while floating in space.

Astronaut Karen Nyberg made history June 14 when the space shuttle Discovery landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after completing a 14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles in space.

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