BOSTON (CBS) — A Randolph man is beginning his journey in space on Sunday.

Scott Tingle was born in Attleboro, but considers Randolph to be his hometown.

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An early Sunday morning launch will send Tingle, along with a Russian astronaut and a Japanese astronaut, to the International Space Station for the first time.

“As we get going– the Space X should be docking before we get there–the holidays are coming up and I have some special gifts for my fellow crew members that will help us bring in the Christmas and the New Year,” said Tingle.

Space X has already launched a rocket carrying supplies to the Space Station.

Tingle has been a NASA astronaut since 2009.

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He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University, which is now UMass Dartmouth.