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Marine vet turned astronaut flies to International Space Station

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Veteran  pilot Randy Bresnik, who spent part of his career at Miramar  Corps Air Station, flew to the International Space Station Friday as part of a replenishment crew as  and cosmonauts.

Bresnik, 49, will travel to space station with European Space Agency  Paolo Nespoli and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy. They will be traveling aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.

In late 2002, Bresnik was assigned to MCAS Miramar and deployed overseas three times, including service during Operation Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He joined NASA’s  corps two years later and flew aboard space shuttle Atlantis in 2009. He performed two spacewalks during that mission.

Twitter: @grobbins, gary.robbins@sduniontribune.com

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