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International Space Station (ISS) crew member American cosmonaut Karen Nyberg smiles as she rests after Soyuz TMA-09M capsule carrying the ISS crew of Nyberg, Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia and Luca Parmitano of Italy landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Shamil Zhumatov, Pool)

Minnesota native and UND graduate returns from space

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — University of North Dakota graduate Karen Nyberg has returned from her most recent trip into space.


A Russian space capsule carrying Nyberg and two other astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing in Kazakhstan. They brought the Sochi Olympic torch with them, and Nyberg brought home a UND hockey puck, according to the University.

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