AUSTIN -- UT graduate and current NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg, who is currently a resident of the International Space Station (ISS), shared her view of Austin on Tuesday via Twitter.
Nyberg has been on the ISS since May. She posted the Tweet just after noon on Tuesday -- saying the photo was of, “San Antonio & Austin, Texas,” and taken on “October 8.”
The UT graduate, who hails from Minnesota, celebrated her birthday Monday.
On her Twitter page she said, “Thanks to everyone for the kind birthday wishes! Was a wonderful day in space.”
In 1996 Nyberg completed her Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She then graduated with a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering in 1998.
According to NASA the ISS will be visible from Austin several times this week.