The Galveston County city of Friendswood, not only has an astronaut for a mayor, but now has three of its residents are out of town. They’re at the International Space Station at the same time.

Just as the nation was observing the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 on July 20, another crew was headed toward the International Space Station to create an outer-space event that will be remembered as a highlight in Friendswood history.

At approximately 12:28 p.m. that day, Friendswood astronaut Andrew Morgan, as well as Luca Parmitano, a member of the European Space Agency who has been living in the city while training at Johnson Space Center, joined Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, in a space flight launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

On the space station waiting for them to arrive was a third Friendswood resident, Nick Hague, who came to the ISS in March.

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