Lake Native Michael Hopkins is ready for this weekend’s space mission.

He’s commanding the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the first human flight by SpaceX to the International Space Station, which is set to launch on Saturday October 31st.

NASA Officials say Hopkins and his crewmates have been working closely with SpaceX on the flight, to ensure its success.

Hopkins grew up in Richland and graduated from School of the Osage.

In honor of his flight, the Mayor of Lebanon has declared this Saturday as “Michael Hopkins Day.”