El Salvador congratulates Frank Rubio on his mission to space

The Salvadoran Congress approved tonight a congratulatory statement for the Salvadoran-American astronaut for his special mission that he undertook aboard the International Space Station.

The initiative was promoted by the New Ideas caucus, which has also asked Congress to award him the honorary distinction of Most Merited Son of El Salvador.

«The Union always went unnoticed. Now it is making history. In his childhood, Frank Rubio lived in this place. He has today accomplished what many children have wished for. It is not only the hope of a department but also of the youth,» said deputy William Soriano.

For his part, Deputy Walter Alemán assured us that «this day, El Salvador is making history worldwide. Let no one tell us that we are too small to be big. We celebrate the course of this compatriot’s life. We have personalities who positively represent the country, like Frank.»

Rubio, originally from the eastern department of La Unión, will spend six months in space after the trip he undertook with two Russian astronauts.

The first Salvadoran astronaut to make history by traveling to space, Frank Rubio, fulfilled his mission on Wednesday when he arrived at the International Space Station.

Rubio traveled, along with two other cosmonauts from Roscosmos, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft.