During her first mission to space and the International Space Station, Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in the space. During his upcoming mission, Rubins will work on a cardiovascular experiment that builds an investigation completed during his first space mission and conducts research using the space station’s Cold Atom Lab. She will also board the station for commuting NASAOf SpaceX Crew-1 mission and Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2.
Rubin’s launch is planned for October 14, 2020, with his Expedition 63/64 crewmates, Roskosmos Cosmonnoli Sergei Raznikov and Sergei Kud-Severchkov, aboard the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft from the Baconur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
On November 2, Rubin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the space station’s continued human habitation with its peers – two decades of science and technology research and breakthroughs leading to America’s return to the moon and human exploration Mars.
In this image from her first mission to the station, she sees the Earth as a cupola.