MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A famous doctor says his training at Hennepin County Medical Center not only prepared him for a career in ER medicine, it also prepared him for space.
Kjell Lindgren finished his ER residency at HCMC, then became a NASA Astronaut. He returned from his mission to the International Space Station in December.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 'Unprecedented' Statewide Air Quality Alert Continues
On Wednesday, he came back to read a space-themed book to some patients at HCMC. He explained how his work at HCMC was similar to his work in space.READ MORE: Minnesota Olympians Help Boost Interest In Their Sports At Home
“We have to make decisions with incomplete information that have critical outcomes, life and death outcomes. We have to work very closely with teams of highly skilled people for very important tasks,” Lindgren said.MORE NEWS: Woman Injured In Shooting In Brooklyn Park Basement
While Lindgren was in space, he tweeted out this photo of Minneapolis. He says he used a very long lens.