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.READ MORE: Giant Pothole Damages 20 To 30 Cars On Route 1 South In Lynnfield
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.MORE NEWS: 3 Million Boppy Loungers Recalled After At Least 8 Infant Deaths
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University, which is now UMass Dartmouth.