You can see a sweet pic of astronaut Kjell Lindgren saying goodbye to his kids before boarding the  Soyuz yesterday for his trip to the International space station. Thanks to Christine Hill for sharing the HCMC blog about his trip!! Click here to read the blog.

The Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft launched at 4:02pm CDT Wednesday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for its trip to the International Space Station. One of the astronauts on board is Kjell Lindgren, who has a strong aerospace medicine background, and has Minnesota ties.

Lindgren did a chief resident year at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis in 2005 and completed a National Library of Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellowship and Master of Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota in 2008.


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