'Looking great': Astronaut snaps photo of Minneapolis from space

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A former Minneapolis doctor, on a mission at the International Space Station, gave a shout-out to Minneapolis and his colleagues at Hennepin County Medical Center Tuesday.

Dr. Kjell Lindgren was one of three astronauts who made the journey in a Soyuz spacecraft to join the ISS crew as part of a NASA Expedition that launched from Kazakhstan in July, to support "several hundred experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science – research that impacts life on Earth," NASA says.

Lindgren completed his medical residency at Hennepin County Medical Center's emergency department in Minneapolis – and they quickly responded.

He became the 217th person to board the ISS, where he'll remain until late December. He's been detailing his time on the ISS

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