Friday, August 26, 2022

Expedition 67 NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Discusses Upcoming Mission with Media

Expedition 67 NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Discusses Upcoming Mission with Media

[Note: There are long pauses between each media interview.]

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio discusses his upcoming mission to the International Space Station with media during virtual individual media interviews from Star City, Russia. Rubio, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, is scheduled to launch to the space station Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, aboard the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. He will be a flight engineer and member of the Expedition 68 station crew.

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)

Release Date: August 24, 2022

Duration: 50 minutes

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