DOWN TO EARTH WITH KJELL LINDGREN

DOWN TO EARTH WITH KJELL LINDGREN

YOU CAN FIND CSU alumni everywhere – even on the International Space Station. Kjell Lindgren, who earned a master’s degree in cardiovascular physiology at CSU, returned to campus in March to talk about his six months living and working in microgravity. While logging nearly 60 million miles on the orbiting laboratory, Lindgren conducted experiments for 240 scientific research projects, including the study involving twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. Susan Bailey, a cancer molecular biologist at CSU, is a researcher on that study. Science aside, Lindgren said his time on the station changed his perspective on our place in the cosmos. “To see the entire disk of the Earth below you, and all the changes man has had, it makes you realize that Earth is a big blue spaceship floating in the cold void of space,” he said. “It is a finite and fragile resource, and we need to take care of it.”

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