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Boulder’s Scott Carpenter Park was named after an astronaut and features space-themed play structures. Longmont’s Vance Brand Auditorium was named after an astronaut, too.

And now Louisville has an astronaut-hero of its own: Jack Fischer, who was recently selected to be a crew member on a March 2017 expedition to the International Space Station.

In August, just after his appointment to the mission was announced, Fischer tweeted: “I finally have some news to post—they are letting me go to space!”