Missouri astronaut takes photo of St. Louis from space

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 7:53 PM

(KMOV) – The St. Louis area got a little love on Sunday when Missouri native Col. Michael Hopkins decided to take a photo from the International Space Station:

According to Hopkins’ bio on NASA’s website, he was born in Lebanon and grew up on a farm outside Richland.

He graduated with an Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Illinois in 1991. He was also a captain of the Illinois football team.

Hopkins, who became a NASA astronaut in 2009, departed for the International Space Station in September. He’s scheduled to return to Earth in March.

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