NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps To Make History With 2021 Boeing Space Mission
The astronaut was pulled from a similar mission two years ago.
September 01, 2020 at 3:05 pm
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps will make history next year when she becomes the first Black woman to live aboard the International Space Station for an extended period of time.
The agency made the announcement last week, saying Epps has been assigned to NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission.
Epps will join astronauts Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada during the six-month expedition, leading the first operational flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the ISS, NASA announced.
NEWS: We assigned @Astro_Jeanette to NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission, the first operational @BoeingSpace mission with @Astro_Josh and @Astro_Suni. Jeanette is a fantastic addition to the Starliner-1 team as we continue to #LaunchAmerica: https://t.co/2BzBhEJcBx pic.twitter.com/Ohq1lSB7eH— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) August 25, 2020