Wednesday, July 27, 2022

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Trains for International Space Station Mission

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Trains for International Space Station Mission

Frank Rubio in airlock mockup

Credit: NASA/James Blair

Image Date: April 12, 2022

Frank Rubio trains for spacewalk

Credit: NASA/James Blair

Image Date: March 7, 2022

Frank at JSC Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory 

Credit: NASA/James Blair

Image Date: March 7, 2022

ASCAN EVQ1 (Red Team) Training

Image Credit: NASA/Josh Valcarcel 

Image Date: July 19, 2018 

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio in T-38

Credit: NASA/Norah Moran

Image Date: January 19, 2022

NASA Frank Rubio portrait in front of a T-38 trainer aircraft

Image Credit: NASA/Robert Markowitz

Image Date: June 6, 2017 

Frank Rubio Portrait

Credit: NASA/Robert Markowitz

Image Date: July 22, 2022

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio Official Portrait

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Stafford

Image Date: August 22, 2017    

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is scheduled to join Expedition 67/68 aboard the International Space Station. He plans to launch on a Russian Soyuz MS-22 spaceflight in September 2022.

Dr. Frank Rubio was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He reported for duty in August 2017 and having completed the initial astronaut candidate training, he has been given a mission assignment. The Florida native graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and earned a Doctorate of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Prior to attending medical school, he served as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot and flew more than 1,100 hours, including more than 600 hours of combat and imminent danger time during deployments to Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Dr. Rubio is a board certified family physician and flight surgeon. 

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Official NASA Biography

An international partnership of space agencies provides and operates the elements of the  International Space Station (ISS). The principals are the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada. The ISS has been the most politically complex space exploration program ever undertaken.

Learn more about the important research being operated on ISS:

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

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