NASA's 1st Salvadoran-American in space is heading to International Space Station

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
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Dr. Frank Rubio will become the nation's first Salvadoran-American in space as he heads to the International Space Station this week.

The nation's first Salvadoran-American in space is heading to the International Space Station.

Dr. Frank Rubio will be launching on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday from Kazakhstan.

If all goes as planned, it will take six hours to get to the space station.

Rubio will be on a six-month mission, orbiting Earth.

Rubio was born in Los Angeles but grew up mostly in Florida.

He is a physician and former Army helicopter pilot.

Salvadorans are the second largest Latino group in California. His historic launch comes as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

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