Astronaut Karen Nyberg’s 14 coolest Pinterest pins from space

Now that Nyberg is back on Earth, we look back at her best space-pins.


Lisa Granshaw


Published Nov 11, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 2:12 am CDT

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg returned home Sunday after spending six months living on the International Space Station. During that time she became well known for staying in touch with those of us stuck on Earth through tweets, videos, and especially pins. Nyberg’s Pinterest account has offered an inside look into life in space over these last few months, showing us everything from her latest experiments to her out-of-this-world craft projects.

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Now that she’s back with us on the ground, we’ll miss seeing her amazing photos from space every day. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite Nyberg pins of Earth and her life on the station.

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1) Nyberg photographs her final sunrise in space

2) Showing refraction by playing with some water

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3) The constellation Orion over Earth

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4) The Great Lakes

5) Dinosaur made for her son out of the velcro-like fabric that lines Russian food containers

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6) New York and south along the U.S. East Coast

7) Capturing a sunset

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8) View of the Colorado fires from space

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9) Nyberg used handmade headbands to keep the velcro on the walls and station equipment from sticking to her floating hair 

10) The Nile

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11) Enjoying peanut butter and chocolate sandwiched between two waffles and heated in the station’s food warmer

12) A moonlit Indian Ocean

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13) Typhoon Haiyan

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14) The Adriatic Sea

Photos via Karen Nyberg/Pinterest

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*First Published: Nov 11, 2013, 2:01 pm CST