Minnesota from space

What’s the best way to get a view of Minnesota from space? Stick a Minnesotan in space.

In earlier missions aboard the International Space Station, we were given views of the Twin Cities, as if that’s the only part of Minnesota worth looking at.

That changed today, courtesy of astronaut Karen Nyberg, who spent her childhood on East Battle Lake in Ottertail County.

Karen Nyberg

Here’s the view with reference points (it might be clearer if you click the image).

  • Amy Stearns

    This is great! Way to go, Karen. Thanks for sharing beautiful Otter Tail County with the world!

  • Kirk

    Bob–is Karen posting these on twitter? If so, what handle?

  • Gary

    Nice pic. I think Willmar is mislabeled. It should be further south because Green Lake at Spicer is a distinctive egg-shaped and is an interesting green color near the bottom of the pic.