Tim Kopra is the astronaut going for a tour on the International Space Station.  Tim grew up in Allandale on Strass in a house that backs up to Shoal Creek. He attended McCallum.  You can read more about Tim and the upcoming trip in an article from the Statesman, "McCallum High School graduate headed for outer space," by Claire Osborne. Click here to read more about the upcoming mission from Aviation Week, "STS-127 Mission Will Be Long and Busy."