Two astronauts with South Carolina connections are part of the six-person crew of the space shuttle heading to the International Space Station.
U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Randy Bresnik, who graduated from The Citadel in 1989, joins Denmark native Dr. Robert L. Satcher on the Atlantis crew, which is scheduled to launch today.
Satcher is a 1982 graduate of Denmark-Olar High School, the Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Sunday. Satcher has a medical degree from Harvard, and is an orthopedic surgeon who most recently taught at Northwestern University.
His parents live in Lawrenceville, Va.
-- From staff reports