September 12, 2017 08:09 PM
A Minnesota native is on his way to the International Space Station, where he will spend the next five-and-a-half months.
Mark Vande Hei, along with one other American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut, launched into space shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Vande Hei attended Benilde-Saint Margaret High School in St. Louis Park and received his bachelor's degree from St. John's University.
This the first voyage into space for Vande Hei.
KSTP and Associated Press
Created: September 12, 2017 08:09 PM
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