International Space Station Welcomes Black Astronaut

Jeanette Epps will be the first African-American astronaut to come aboard the International Space Station.

On Wednesday NASA announced that Jeanette Epps is going to be the first black American astronaut to stay aboard the International Space Station as a crew member.


Only 12 women have called the International Space Station home since 1998.

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Epps, who originates from Syracuse, New York, will become a flight engineer on Expedition 56 in May 2018 and accompany as astronaut Andrew Feustel.




According to NASA Epps will also remain on board for Expedition 57, so we wish her a good flight. Jeanette Epps is a perfect example of what Black people and especially Black women can achieve.

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