This past week, NASA released their latest roster of upcoming space station crew members.
They announced that first-flight austronaut Jeanette Epps will be embarking on a mission aboard to space in 2018, joining the Internation Space Station crew.
Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, said in a statement, “Each space station crew brings something different to the table, and have a lot to offer. The space station will benefit from having them on board.”
This will make Jeanette Epps the first African American woman to board the International Space Station. Way to go!
Culmination of a great week of training in Star City. pic.twitter.com/gUU1y319fM
— Jeanette J. Epps (@Astro_Jeanette) December 10, 2016