NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren visits Anythink
On Wednesday, March 23, community members and press are invited to join NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren for a special program and presentation at Anythink York Street in Thornton, Colo. The evening will include an interactive astrobiology program for all ages at 5:30 pm, during which participants can design alien life forms based on what types of adaptations would be needed in a space environment. The program will be followed by a presentation and public Q&A session with Dr. Lindgren in the Rosa Auditorium, adjacent to Anythink York Street. Members of the press are invited to ask questions from 7:10-7:30 pm.
Kjell Lindgren has logged 141 days in space, including more than 15 hours of spacewalking – activities performed outside the spacecraft. During this time, he’s conducted a variety of scientific experiments, including the “Veggie” lettuce experiment, where U.S. astronauts ate crops grown in orbit for the very first time.
“I look forward to sharing highlights from my recent mission and what we are learning about living and working in space,” says Kjell Lindgren. “The research we are doing right now on the International Space Station is vital to extending the reach of humanity as we explore beyond Earth’s orbit.”
Lindgren’s visit is part of Space Month, a celebration of all things space science at Anythink throughout March. With a variety of programs, experiences and special events, Space Month brings the cosmos close to home for people of all ages. A full list of Space Month programs can be found on Anythink’s online events calendar. Customers are also invited to continue the conversation online using the #SpaceMonth hashtag.
“We have discovered that our community is fascinated by space science,” says Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith. “Kjell Lindgren is an inspiration for our budding scientists.”