September 25, 2013: Astronaut Mike Hopkins was launched into space to serve aboard the Soyuz Space Station. Mike was born in Lebanon, Missouri, on December 28, 1968 and he grew up on a farm near Richland, Missouri.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.