Hair and Space
"When girls see pictures of ponytails, don't you think it stirs something inside them that says, that could be ME up there!"
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was posthumously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom 20 November 2013. The medal was conceived by President Kennedy as the United States highest civilian honor.
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (right), Expedition 37 commander; along with NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, both flight engineers, pose for a portrait in the Unity node of the International Space Station.
Onboard the International Space Station NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg demonstrates how power can be transferred between two satellites without physical contact using two free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES. Surrounding the SPHERES is ring-shaped hardware known as the Resonant Inductive Near-field Generation System, or RINGS.
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, works in the International Space Station Destiny lab on the Japanese experiment that studies the adaptation of plants in microgravity: Mechanisms of Gravity Resistance in Plants From Signal Transformation and Transduction to Response, better known as Resist Tubule.