During her first mission to space and to the International Space Station, Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. During her upcoming mission, Rubins will work on a cardiovascular experiment that builds on an investigation she completed during her first space mission and conduct research using the space station’s Cold Atom Lab. She’ll also be aboard the station for the arrival of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission and Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2.

Rubins’ launch is planned for Oct. 14 aboard the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with her Expedition 63/64 crewmates, Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.

On Nov. 2, Rubins will celebrate with her crewmates the 20th anniversary of continuous human habitation of the space station – two decades of science and technology research and breakthroughs that are furthering America’s return to the Moon and human exploration of Mars.

In this image from her first mission to the station, she views the Earth below form the cupola.

Image Credit: NASA

凯特·鲁宾斯(Kate Rubins)在首次执行太空国际太空站任务时,成为第一个在太空中对DNA测序的人。在她即将执行的任务期间,鲁宾斯将根据她在首次太空任务中完成的调查进行心血管实验,并利用空间站的冷原子实验室进行研究。她还将参加NASA的SpaceX Crew-1任务和波音Orbital Flight Test-2任务。

鲁宾斯计划于10月14日搭乘联盟MS-17飞船从哈萨克斯坦拜科努尔航天发射场发射升空,第63/64号远征队成员俄罗斯航天局宇航员谢尔盖·里兹科夫和谢尔盖·库德-斯维尔奇科夫将与她一同前往。

11月2日,鲁宾斯将与她的机组人员一起庆祝太空站持续人类居住20周年——20年来的科学技术研究和突破推动了美国重返月球和人类探索火星

在这张她第一次到空间站执行任务时拍摄的照片中,她从“圆顶”上看到了下面的地球

图片来源:NASA

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