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Otter Tail County native, UND grad blasts off for International Space Station

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GRAND FORKS - NASA astronaut and Otter Tail County native Karen Nyberg embarked on her second journey into space Tuesday, blasting off to a six-month stay on the International Space Station.


She launched along with other members of the Expedition 36 team from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for the seven-hour trip to the space station, more than 200 miles above the Earth.

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