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