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Astronaut Karen Nyberg, a native of Vining, Minn. in Ottertail County, will be going on a six month scientific mission to the International Space Station on May 28. Here, Nyberg gazes down towards Earth on a previous ISS mission. Image courtesy of NASA.

Vining native headed into space

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Dr. Karen Nyberg, a NASA astronaut and native of Vining, Minn., will be headed to the International Space Station on May 28. She will be launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan for a mission lasting six months, and spoke to the PJ briefly on Thursday morning from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The following are excerpts from that interview.

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