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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:00 pm

Did you know that blasting off in a rocket ship at Cape Canaveral, Fla., feels quite normal?

Well, it does for the first five minutes, according to Lodi-area astronaut Jose Hernandez, who returned to Earth on Friday night after two weeks in space.

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  • posted at 3:36 am on Tue, Sep 15, 2009.


    but what about the ufo's

  • posted at 11:52 pm on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    P.S.: Listen, Sentinel, Jose belongs to us and you guys in Lodi cannot have him. For God's sake we've been named the 5th Most Miserable City in the U.S. here in Stockton, at least let us have our astronaut!(kidding...we'll share...just don't take him too far into your city limits....keep it on the outskirts.)

  • posted at 11:46 pm on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    Yeah, Jose traveling in space is great and all, but I'm dying to hear what it was like to use that $15 million space station toilet! Come on, Jose, give us the details on this important and extremely newsworthy issue.

  • posted at 1:25 pm on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    Ross, thanks for your article. I enjoyed it.

  • posted at 1:22 pm on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    Jose Hernandez , job well done. What an inspiration to all our kids and grandkids. Hardwork, staying in school, and demanding the best you can be paid off. You, Sir, are amazing. Keep up the great work.

  • posted at 12:56 pm on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    Ross-I define that as desparate to call him a Lodian. Are you aware the rest of the media world is referring to him as from Stockton? Maybe because it's true.

  • posted at 12:53 pm on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    napa valley chef-Give me a break. He's one of 10,000. For every success story the mexicans have 10,000 stories like the one in Staurdays paper about the shooting in Galt. Please.Besides can you say, "Token"? Can you chef?

  • posted at 12:31 pm on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    So where are all the irate, racist bloggers, wondering how this "illegal" got into the U.S. Space Program?

  • Ross Farrow posted at 12:18 pm on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.

    Ross Farrow Posts: 104

    Jose Hernandez grew up mostly in Stockton, but he lived with his parents at one time on Cora Post Road, which is northeast of Highway 99 and Eight Mile Road. His parents still live there. We at the News-Sentinel define the area north of Eight Mile Road as Lodi.

  • posted at 7:03 am on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    I bet that he saw alien space ships from up in space and he could have even did experiments with the E.T. technology that the government is covering up

  • posted at 3:45 am on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    Well I have family in New York.. am I a New York Area Executive?

  • posted at 1:23 am on Mon, Sep 14, 2009.


    ... and worked in the vineyards in and around Lodi. His family still lives in Acampo, at least according to almost every article I've read in this newspaper about this man. I have a feeling he's been to Lodi a few times!

  • posted at 10:49 pm on Sun, Sep 13, 2009.


    Why do you keep calling him the "Lodi Area Astronaut"? Does he even know where Lodi is? He went to elementary school in French Camp and HS in Stockton, right?

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