NASA to send first African-American to space station in 2018

Posted on:06 Jan 2017 18:01:46
NASA to send first African-American to space station in 2018
06 January 2017 Current Affairs: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced the assignment of veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel and first-flight astronaut Jeanette Epps to missions aboard the International Space Station in 2018.

With this, Epps will become the first African-American space station crew member when she launches on her first spaceflight in May 2018.

Feustel will launch in March 2018 for his first long-duration mission. He will serve as a flight engineer on Expedition 55. Later, he will be assigned as commander on Expedition 56.

On the other hand, Epps will join Feustel as a flight engineer on Expedition 56, and remain on board for Expedition 57.

Jeanette Epps : Jeanette Epps was selected by NASA in 2009 as an astronaut.

In 1992, she earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from LeMoyne College. In 1994, she obtained a master’s of science. In 2000, she earned a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland.

After completing graduate school, she worked in a research laboratory for more than two years. She co-authored several patents and was later recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency.

She served as a CIA technical intelligence officer for seven years before being selected as a member of the 2009 astronaut class.

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