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Source:  NECN

Maine native and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is on a new mission: to the Amazon.

Cassidy is traveling with a team of environmental scientists, documenting the changes to the rain forest for a documentary that they hope will raise awareness about climate change.

The team is exploring the Amazon by bike, riding more than 600 miles across the Trans Amazon highway.

Cassidy, along with scientists Osvaldo Stella and Paulo Moutinho, have been documenting their journey on social media under the name @TransAmazon25.

Read the story at NECN.

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