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Laclede County native heads back to space Saturday

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A Laclede County native is scheduled to launch into space this weekend as NASA Astronaut Commander of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. According to NASA, Michael Hopkins is responsible for all phases of flight, from launch to re-entry. Hopkins and his crewmates are working with SpaceX to develop new spacecraft systems, which will provide roundtrip crew transportation services to the International Space Station and, along with Boeing’s Starliner, return the ability to launch humans into space from United States soil. For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.

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