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        NIH director and NASA astronaut SpaceChat

        Watch National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins video chat with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins. The interview was taped live on October 18, 2016, via satellite links between Dr. Collins at NIH headquarters in Maryland, Mission Control Houston, and Rubins aboard the International Space Station. The conversation revolves around the opportunities and challenges of conducting scientific experiments while in the unique environment of space. Rubins and her team sequenced DNA in space for the first time ever in August of 2016.

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