26 November, 2022

Historic day celebrated for Frank Rubio, the first astronaut of Salvadoran origin to travel to space

American astronaut of Salvadoran origin Frank Rubio became the twelfth Hispanic to arrive at the International Space Station on Wednesday. (ERA) and he did it aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior – Family and authorities celebrated, this Wednesday, the historical moment lived by the astronaut of Salvadoran origin, Frank Rubio, who became the first countryman to travel to the International Space Station, as part of the Expedition 68 from NASA.

Frank's mother, Myrna Argueta, attended the event and shared with the Salvadoran authorities. She thanked God because he has filled her son with wisdom and has allowed him to fulfill his dreams. Likewise, said that Rubio is proud to represent El Salvador, so he hopes that his experience can serve as an inspiration for salvadoran children.

Government authorities of El Salvador, participated in the official event that accompanied Rubio's family, to witness, in real time and remotely from El Salvador, takeoff of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, from the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.

“a year or so ago, in October, I was visiting NASA when they told me that manned flights to the moon were going to resume, but the surprise they wanted to give me was that he was on the first mission to go to the moon, Frank Rubio, Salvadoran origin”, declared Vice President Félix Ulloa.

During the event dedicated to the astronaut and held at the Presidential House, in which, too, The Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador was present, Katherine Dueholm and NASA representatives.

American astronaut of Salvadoran origin Frank Rubio became the twelfth Hispanic to arrive at the International Space Station on Wednesday. (ERA) and he did it aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

The Soyuz, named K.E.Tsiolkovski in honor of al 165 birthday of the founder of theoretical cosmonautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, was released at 13:54 GMT from Baikonur Cosmodrome, en la estepa kazaja, as planned. next to ruby, flight engineer, Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopiev travel into space, tribulation commander 68 from EEI, and Sergei Petelin.