Astronaut Jeanette Epps To Be The 1st Black Woman On International Space Station
Written by Tariq on August 26, 2020
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps will become the first black woman to be a crew member on the International Space Station. On Tuesday, NASA said Epps will join astronauts Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada on a 2021 mission aboard a Boeing-built Starliner spacecraft.
Epps has a doctorate in aerospace engineering. Served seven years as a technical intelligence officer at the CIA before joining the astronaut corps in 2009. NASA said in 2017 that Epps wouid make history by joining the crew of Expedition 56. During ISS expeditions, astronauts become residents of the space station and spend months conducting experiments and caring for the 20-year-old orbiting laboratory. Click Here to read more about why she had to wait 2 years.