NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg spoke with social media followers and their guests at NASA Headquarters after recently returning from a 5.5-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Participants learned how Karen lived and worked from space, and as an artist, quilting and drawing http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition36/nyberg_profile.html#.UyMrRPldWSo during her off time; how she managed the unique aspects and challenges of parenting off the planet http://women.nasa.gov/karen-nyberg/ ; how as an astronaut and fitness lover, she exercised while on orbit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ikouWcXhd0 ; current scientific experiments underway aboard the space station; how researchers study the effects of a weightless environment on the human body to help protect astronauts for long-duration spaceflight missions in the future; and how the space station is being used to test groundbreaking, new technologies that will help astronauts safely reach new deep space destinations, including an asteroid and eventually Mars.
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