Recordnet.com is Providing Residents of Stockton, Calif. with Comprehensive Coverage of a Native son's Journey Into Space

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Jose Hernandez took the pride and dreams of the community with him when he climbed aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery Aug. 28 for a mission to the International Space Station. Now Stockton residents and others can learn more about Hernandez and follow his journeys at Recordnet.com/astronaut.

We are using the Stockton's astronaut page to provide ongoing coverage about Jose Hernandez's journey

Recordnet.com is providing residents of Stockton, Calif. with comprehensive coverage of a native son's journey into space.

Jose Hernandez took the pride and dreams of the community with him when he climbed aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery Aug. 28 for a mission to the International Space Station. Now Stockton residents and others can learn more about Hernandez and follow his journeys at Recordnet.com/astronaut.

Hernandez, a Stockton native, graduated from local schools, including University of the Pacific in 1984. He received a master's degrees from University of California, Santa Barbara and began work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He moved on to work at NASA's Johnson Space Center in 2001. He was selected as an astronaut in 2004.

The page brings together several resources with information about Stockton's first astronaut, his mission and the shuttle. One of the features is a feed from Hernandez's Twitter page where he is living blogging in both Spanish and English from space.

"We are using the Stockton's astronaut page to provide ongoing coverage about Jose Hernandez's journey," said Online Editor Tara Cuslidge. "We've brought a lot of important information together in one area for our readers."

Recordnet.com/astronaut includes stories from an eight-page special section entitled "Road to the Stars" published Aug. 23 as well as a calendar of events regarding the trip.

The Record and Recordnet.com will continue to cover Hernandez's story upon his return to Earth.

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