Astronaut Karen Nyberg Makes Toy Dinosaur in Space

Posted on September 29, 2013

Toy Dinosaur on the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg made this cute toy dinosaur in space. We love the little floating dinosaur. Nyberg used stuff found on the International Space Station to make the plush toy. She says, "It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers found here on the International Space Station. It is lightly stuffed with scraps from a used t-shirt."

Nyberg made the toy dinosaur for her son. reports that Nyberg is a self-described crafter. She shared the photo here on Pinterest.

Photo: Karen Nyberg/NASA