Astronaut Jeanette Epps Gets Another NASA Assignment to the Space Station
Two years ago, NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps was pulled from a flight to the International Space Station. Now, she’s headed back. Here’s more from The Verge:
Epps was originally supposed to fly on the Soyuz back in June 2018, as one of three crew members headed to the ISS for a six-month-long stay. That would have made her the first Black crew member of the ISS to live on the station long term. But in January 2018, NASA took Epps off the flight, providing little justification for the change. “A number of factors are considered when making flight assignments,” Brandi Dean, a spokesperson for NASA, said in a statement at the time. “These decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn’t provide information.” NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor wound up taking Epps’ place on the mission.
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