Karen Nyberg sure got around during her 166 days in space. She traveled 70.3 million miles while orbiting the Earth more than 2,600 times.
Along the way took some spectacular photos of the home planet and Tweeted them so we could all enjoy her unique perspective from the International Space Station.
This was one of her last ones before returning to Earth aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Nov. 11 (Kazakh time, Nov. 10 in the U.S.):
As a native-born Brooklynite, here’s one of my faves:
I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that Nyberg and two crewmembers touched down safely in Kazahkstan. Here she is in a photo Tweeted by NASA shortly after being carried from the Soyuz capsule and wrapped in blankets to ward off temperatures in the 20s:
— NASA (@NASA) November 11, 2013
Welcome home Karen.