Kjell Lindgren (M.S., ’96) served as International Space Station flight engineer and aerospace medicine specialist. Lindgren was the first Taiwanese American in space; he also was the first to hand-brew coffee and grow and eat lettuce grown in space. He also juggled oranges and surprised a CSU professor with a phone call from 250 miles above Earth.

Lindgren is now deputy chief of the Flight Integration Division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. He recently donated to the CSU Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising a CSU T-shirt and Colorado flag that he took on his space voyage.