Dear Columbus Staff & Families,
I am so excited to share some amazing news regarding my cousin, Astronaut Kjell (pronounced: Chel) Lindgren. Kjell became an astronaut in June of 2009. His first mission was to the International Space Station as part of Expedition 44/45 on July 22, 2015 from Kazakhstan. This year, he has the opportunity to go on his 2nd launch to International Space Station where he will serve as the mission commander of the SpaceX Crew 4 mission. The launch is scheduled for April 15, 2022 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will be a six-month mission focusing on biological science research. There will be astronauts on the SpaceX Crew representing three countries; United States, Russia, and Italy.
- Samantha Cristoforetti (Italy)
- Bob Hines (U.S.)
- Kjell Lindgren (U.S.)
- Jessica Watkins (U.S.)
- Oleg Artemyev (Russia)
- Sergey Korsakov (Russia)
- Denis Matveev (Russia)
We would like for invite our students and families to follow Kjell as he prepares for his journey to space. I will be attending his launch in April and I am so excited to share this experience with all of my students!
Social Media Twitter: @astro_kjell Facebook: Kjell Lindgren