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"Space nerd in paradise," reads Lindgren's profile, "Currently orbiting planet Earth on the International Space Station. Follow along as I learn to fly!"

The Twitter page of an astronaut

Kjell Lindgren has a Twitter feed that is out of this world.

The NASA astronaut currently resides aboard the International Space Station, whizzing around the Earth, 15 or so times a day, about 250 miles up.

This is what he sees when he gets up in the morning and looks out his window:

"Uhhhh, wow." writes Lindgren, 42.

“Uhhhh, wow.” writes Lindgren, 42.

The Taiwanese Flight Engineer has documented his journey from training sessions in the spaceflight simulator:

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To final preparations in Baikonur, Russia:

"THAT’S OUR ROCKET!" comments Lindgren, father of three.

“THAT’S OUR ROCKET!” comments Lindgren, father of three.

To a dinnertime in space:

"Great harvest! Lettuce on cheeseburger last night. Tortilla, rehydrated beef patty, cheese spread. Thanks #science!"

“Great harvest! Lettuce on cheeseburger last night. Tortilla, rehydrated beef patty, cheese spread. Thanks #science!”

Lindgren, based out of Houston, has also recently published photos of the wildfires consuming parts of Idaho:

"Thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the wildfires in the Northwest."

“Thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the wildfires in the Northwest.”

Lindgren is one of the six-person crew of Expedition 44, at work in what is essentially an orbiting laboratory.

According to the mission summary on NASA.gov: “Crew members will install equipment and conduct experiments that help researchers study microparticles for nanotechnology and nanoscience, observe potentially threatening microbes, examine liquid crystals in motion, and perform a one-year comparison of the effects of space travel on identical twins during Expedition 44.

Investigations like these demonstrate how space station crews help advance NASA’s journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity.”

Kjell Lindgren’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/astro_kjell

For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

 

By Harrison Drury

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