Worldcon 75 Announces Special Guest Astronaut Kjell Lindgren

NASA Astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren has been named a Special Guest of Worldcon 75.

As one of Sasquan’s guests of honor in 2015 he participated by video from the International Space Station, which was wonderful in its own way, but he’ll attend this year’s Worldcon in Helsinki in person.

Dr. Lindgren also recently served as Toastmaster at the 2017 Nebula Awards banquet.

He became a NASA astronaut in June 2009, and spent 141 days aboard the ISS in 2015. During that time he conducted two spacewalks, cumulatively lasting over 15 hours.

Mini Hugo rocket carried into space and photgraphed by astronaut Kjell Lindgren in 2015.

[Thanks to JJ for the story.]

5 thoughts on “Worldcon 75 Announces Special Guest Astronaut Kjell Lindgren

  1. Kjell Lindgren was the toastmaster at this year’s Nebulas, and he was great! He had a lot of entertaining and informative stories about working on the International Space Station, and just as a lot of us SF writers were fanboying over meeting an astronaut, he was fanboying over meeting writers such as Joe Haldeman and many others.

    He’ll be a great Worldcon guest!

  2. His panels (and, really, all of what NASA brought to Sasquan) were fantastic, some of the absolute best of the con.

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