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She's not spacing out; local astronaut's photos get noticed

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The Grand Forks Herald is reporting that Popular Science is featuring some really cool photos on its website taken by Astronaut and Minnesota native Karen Nyberg.

Nyberg, a University of North Dakota graduate, is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station.

Take a look at her nine photos or follow her on Twitter.

Originally from Vining, Minnesota, Nyberg graduated summa cum laude from UND in 1994. She went on to join NASA and take part in a 2008 mission on the space shuttle Discovery.

She has been on her current mission to the space station since May 28th and is expected to stay until November.

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