Wisconsin's Lone Astronaut is Taking Flight One More Time

By KBJR News 1

August 7, 2013 Updated Aug 7, 2013 at 10:53 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The man known as Wisconsin's lone astronaut will be doing something he claimed he wouldn't do again:
Going back into space for a fourth time.

According to Wisconsin Public Radio, 55–year–old Colonel Jeffrey Williams, of Winter, Wisconsin, agreed to go on another six–month mission to the International Space Station in 2016.

During his 2010 voyage he was mission commander, and frequently linked with classrooms from the space station in an effort to entertain and educate students.

While he won't play the mission commander role this time around, he has three more years to prioritize.

When the mission is over, he'll have spent about a year and a half of his life in orbit.