On the June 24 the next intake of astronauts will arrive at the International Space Station, including virologist Kate Rubins who has a outstandingly cool job of overseeing what could be the first DNA sequencing experiments in space

As part of the countdown to launch, NASA have released a montage of footage showing Kate and her fellow astronauts cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency preparing for life on board the ISS, from pre-flight training activities to a LOT of photoshoots.

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Suit up! Kate Rubins prepares for her mission to the ISS, via NASA

With 22 days to launch, and a mere 26 days until we get to enjoy all things genomics in space at Festival of Genomics Boston, June is shaping up to be one big space nerd fest here at FLG!

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