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Photos: Rubio Tours The Villages Charter School

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured The Villages Charter School with Villages Charter School President Dr. Gary Lester. Rubio has long defended and supported school choice in Florida. While at the school, Rubio also met with members of the girl’s flag football...

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Rubio Habla Con Oscar Haza

“La Administración Biden nos ha puesto en una posición sumamente difícil, porque ahora Venezuela, a través de Maduro, está chantajeando a EE.UU.” El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) habló con Oscar Haza en Ahora con Oscar Haza de Zeta 92.3 y Mega TV, sobre el...

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PHOTO RELEASE: Senator Rubio Meets with NASA Astronaut Joseph M. Acaba

Dec 5, 2012 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, met with Joseph M. Acaba, the first NASA astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage.

Acaba was born to Puerto Rican parents in Inglewood, California. After serving several years in the Peace Corps and Marine Corps Reserves, Acaba went on to teach middle school and high school in Florida while continuing to serve as a specialist in the field of geology. In May 2004, Acaba was selected as a mission specialist-educator (MS-E) astronaut by NASA. He was the first Hispanic of Puerto Rican heritage in space and has logged 138 days in space during his two missions. Acaba is one of three MS-E astronauts in his class; these teachers turned astronauts work to ensure that we have a next generation inspired to explore.

“Joseph Acaba is an inspiring American success story,” said Rubio. “We all must look to and learn from engaged educators like Joseph Acaba who work every day in mentoring young people and leading them on the right path. These educators, coaches and community leaders inspire our children to work hard, seize educational opportunities and prepare for the 21st century knowledge economy.” 

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High-resolution photographs of Rubio’s meeting with NASA’s Joseph Acaba are available here.