Alumnus in Space

(December 2015)  Kjell Lindgren, MD ’02, became the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s first alumnus in space when he launched to the International Space Station in July. The mission was sup-posed to launch in May, but was delayed after a Russian resupply spacecraft malfunctioned and flights were temporarily halted. Lindgren is a flight engineer on Expedition 44/45.

While on the International Space Station, Lind-gren has participated in spacewalks, conducted experiments, done media interviews and answered questions for schoolchildren in a live broadcast at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He was also scheduled to participate in a live video conference, “Emergency Medicine in Space” Grand Rounds, at University of Colorado Hospital.

Lindgren has been posting images and tweeting from space @astro_kjell.

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