“Space exploration is incredibly expensive but important”: says astronaut Frank Rubio

Washington – In 2023, Frank Rubio became the American astronaut with the most time spent in space and he spent 371 days in space. International Space Station They allow him to underline the need for this type of work: “Space exploration is incredibly expensive, but important”He said this Tuesday.

Surrounded by his comrades who were part of Expedition 69 – also Americans Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg and Emirati Sultan Alniadi– Rubio agreed from headquarters US Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) In Washington, space represents a national and individual sacrifice.

“But it's important because of the technology and science we work with.”The astronaut, 48 years old and of Salvadoran descent, said in an interview with EFE.

Its mission ended in September last year, according to the US space agency, giving researchers the opportunity to monitor the effects of long-duration space flights on humans in anticipation of future missions to space. Luna.

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