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Missouri Astronaut Talks about His Experience Aboard the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken is seen during a NASA event where it was announced that he, and NASA astronaut Doug Hurley are assigned to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 flight to the International Space Station, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon were announced during the event. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

One year ago, Missouri astronaut Bob Behnken (bankin) was in space as part of a historic mission. Behnken, who grew up in St. Louis County, piloted the first commercial space launch with astronauts aboard and the first U.S. space mission in nearly a decade. He tells Missourinet he missed his family and many other things while aboard the International Space Station…

Behnken’s wife, Megan, is currently in space. She piloted a four-person crew in the same spacecraft as Behnken and sat in the same seat as he did.

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