NASA Leadership to Call Frank Rubio after Record-Breaking Mission Written 12 September 2023


NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 Flight Engineer Frank Rubio is pictured inside the International Space Station's U.S. Destiny laboratory module. | Credit: NASA

The AP reports that on Wednesday, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy “will speak with agency astronaut Frank Rubio about his record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station.” Rubio, who is “serving on a year-long mission aboard the orbiting laboratory, today surpassed NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei’s U.S. record of 355 days in space as the longest single spaceflight by an American.” When he “lands on Earth at the end of the month, Rubio will have 371 days in space.”
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