WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who lived and worked nearly five months on the International Space Station as a flight engineer, will make multiple appearances across Washington April 25-29 to share highlights from his 141-day mission in space.
While in the nation's Capital, he will make a public presentation in the Moving Beyond Earth Gallery at the National Air and Space Museum, throw out the first pitch at a Washington Nationals ballgame, participate in multiple live social media events, and meet members of the public on the Mall at the Sylvan Theater.
Monday, April 25
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT
As part of National DNA Day, Lindgren will be one of the NASA participants in a Reddit Ask Me Anything to discuss some of the ongoing medical studies related to human spaceflight. Join the discussion at: https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/
Tuesday, April 26
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington
Lindgren will participate in a public presentation in the Moving Beyond Earth Gallery at the museum. He will share a crew video and participate in a Q&A session.
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Lindgren will participate in a Facebook Live event for a Q&A session. Join the conversation online: www.facebook.com/nasa
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington
Lindgren will throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals game versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Game time is at 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Washington Monument, National Mall, Washington
During a public event on the Mall at the Sylvan Theater, Lindgren will meet with an education specialist and fourth grade class on a field trip to the nation's Capital. Lindgren will speak to the students and be available for a Q&A with members of the public.
Media interested in covering Lindgren's visit should contact Cheryl Warner at 202-358-1100.
Lindgren lived aboard the orbiting laboratory from July 23 through Dec. 11, 2015 and served as a crew member for Expeditions 44 and 45. He performed numerous science experiments including research into human physiology, fluid and combustion physics, Earth and space science, and technology development. He worked on the "Veggie" investigation, which included the opportunity to be one of the first to eat lettuce grown in space. Lindgren conducted two spacewalks in late 2015 with former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. During the first, Lindgren installed a thermal cover on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which looks for high-energy radiation emanating from deep space. The second focused on maintenance of the station's external thermal control systems.
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