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Associated Press, Published March 22 2013

Astronaut who graduated from UND returns to space

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota graduate Karen Nyberg is returning to space.

Nyberg traveled to the International Space Station aboard a space shuttle in 2008. This May, she's going back, joining astronauts from Italy and Russia for a launch in Kazakhstan.

The Minnesota native and 1994 UND graduate says the resilience she's developed by running marathons will ease tough nights during the six-month mission.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.