Kate Rubins

NEXT SPACE STATION CREW SET FOR LAUNCH, LIVE ON NASA TV

Three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday, October 19 (2:05 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Live launch coverage will begin at 3:15 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts […]

NASA’S RECORD-BREAKING ASTRONAUT, CREWMATES RETURN TO EARTH

NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams returned to Earth on September 6 after his U.S. record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station. Williams and his Russian crewmates Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, landed in their Soyuz TMA-20M at 9:13 p.m. EDT southeast of the remote town of […]

ASTRONAUTS CONCLUDE SECOND SPACEWALK OF EXPEDITION 48

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins concluded their spacewalk at 2:41 p.m. EDT. During the six-hour, 48-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts successfully retracted a thermal radiator, installed two enhanced high definition cameras on the station’s truss and tightened bolts on a joint that enables one of the station’s solar arrays […]

WATCH NASA TV THURSDAY FOR LIVE SPACEWALK COVERAGE

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA will begin a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station at about 8:10 a.m. EDT Thursday. NASA TV coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. Williams and Rubins will retract a thermal radiator that is part of the station’s cooling system. The radiator is […]

FIRST DNA SEQUENCING IN SPACE A GAME CHANGER

For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins this weekend aboard the International Space Station. The ability to sequence the DNA of living organisms in space opens a whole new world of scientific and medical possibilities. Scientists consider it […]

NEW CREW MEMBERS, INCLUDING NASA BIOLOGIST, LAUNCH TO SPACE STATION

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 6 (7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7). Kate Rubins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and […]

THREE SPACE STATION CREW MEMBERS RETURN TO EARTH

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health. Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra of NASA, flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz Commander Yuri […]

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