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Art Reveal with Astronaut Karen Nyberg

Aug 17, 2023 10:00 AM Space Shuttle Atlantis (Bottom Floor)

On Thursday, August 17, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex welcomes veteran astronaut Karen Nyberg, Ph.D who will unveil two works of art in celebration of 60 years of women in space. The first is of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to explore space 60 years ago, and the second is of Sally Ride, the first American woman to explore space 40 years ago. Each piece is a textile artwork collaged out of small pieces of fabric to create its unique, beautiful design.

This event, beginning at 10 AM under space shuttle Atlantis, will join a series that have been hosted at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex throughout the summer to celebrate the ongoing impact of women on the space program.

Please Note: There will be no signing opportunities or formal seating for this event.

About Dr. Karen Nyberg

Dr. Nyberg is a mechanical engineer and veteran astronaut who worked at NASA on human space flight for 30 years. She was selected as a member of the NASA Astronaut Corps in 2000 and made her first trip to space aboard space shuttle Discovery in 2008, during the height of International Space Station construction. Dr. Nyberg became the first person to sew and quilt in space on her second spaceflight in 2013.

This event is included with admission.


Astronaut Karen Nyberg inside the cupola on the International Space Station

Art Reveal with Astronaut Karen Nyberg