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Charlevoix man set to go to space

An artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System. NASA's plans to return people to the moon by 2024 include launching a craft with this system.
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An artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System. NASA's plans to return people to the moon by 2024 include launching a craft with this system.

A northern Michigan man has been chosen to be a part of the crew that goes to the International Space Station next month.

NASA officials said a team of five astronauts is set to launch from the Kennedy space center in Florida. The team will stay on the ISS for six months.

Charlevoix resident Josh Cassada is a NASA astronaut. He said he’s honored to be on the mission.

“We are incredibly grateful and honored to do this job and we couldn't ask for a better crew to do it with uphill downhill and with the rest of expedition 68 on board," said Cassada at a NASA press conference.

The team consists of two members from America, one from Japan, and one from Russia.

Alexis Seeley is a journalism major from Macomb, MI. Alexis is going into her fourth year at Central Michigan University.