Napa astronaut’s journey leads to International Space Station

February 14, 2015 7:10 PM

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Kate Rubins will go where no Napan has gone before – 268 miles above the Earth.

The biochemist-turned-astronaut, who joined the NASA ranks in 2009, has been chosen for a mission to the International Space Station set to begin in May 2016. On Monday, the U.S. space agency formally announced the mission, which had begun to emerge in news reports last year.

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