Jan 16, 2013 1:30 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Colorado astronaut headed back to space station

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado astronaut Steve Swanson is headed back to the International Space Station.

Swanson will serve as flight engineer on a joint mission with two Russian cosmonauts next year.

According to Steamboat Today (, Swanson has been an astronaut since 1998.

He was previously on a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station in 2007, when he performed two spacewalks.


Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today,

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Photo: Courtesy Photo, Steve Swanson


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