With the topic “Doing Science in Space: At 17,500 miles per hour and 250 miles up,” NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins will be speaking at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on Thursday, May 11, 2017. A livestream of the talk will be available for Berkeley Lab staff here. This visit is co-hosted by the Molecular Foundry and the DOE Joint Genome Institute. Download a poster of the event here.
WHERE: Berkeley Lab B50 auditorium
TALK TITLE: “Science in Extreme Environments: Building Extraterrestrial and Earth-Based Research Capabilities”
Selected by NASA in 2009, astronaut Kate Rubins completed her first spaceflight on Expedition 48/49, where she became the first person to sequence DNA in space. Kate spent 115 days in space and conducted two space-walks totaling 12 hours, 46 minutes. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Stanford University Medical School Biochemistry Department.