NASA Astronaut, now in space, is the son of a retired LASD Sergeant.
Astronaut Randolph Bresnik (Lieutenant Colonel, USMC), who is the mission specialist onboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, has a close nexus to LASD. His father, Randy Bresnik, is a retired LASD Aero Bureau Sergeant, who is now working as a Reserve Sergeant at Aero Bureau.
Rebecca Bresnik, wife of the astronaut, gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday afternoon while her father was 220 miles above earth, and this has generated a lot of media attention.
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