The following is a transcript of an interview with astronaut Kate Rubins, who is also a member of the Artemis team, that aired on "Face the Nation" on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

Astronaut Kate Rubins, a potential crewed Artemis mission candidate, has joined us. From the Kennedy Space Center, she joins us. Good morning, Dr. Rubins.

KATE RUBINS, DOCENT It's nice to be with you this morning. This is a test flight, like you said. To really push the envelope is one of the reasons we're testing before we put people on top of this amazing machine.

Kate Rubins, an astronaut, appeared on "Face the Nation" on August 28, 2022.

We have comparable profiles and reentry rates, then, Dr. Rubins. The materials, however, are totally different.

Talk about the part of Artemis that involves women like you and everything else that NASA is currently under- going. There is now more diversity at NASA for women and people of colour.

Our crew is incredibly talented and diverse. And if you look at all the NASA centres in the US, you can see this throughout the entire agency.

What will it be like for you tomorrow, specifically? Your personal level of scientific interest and perhaps trepidation?