Jessica Watkins To Be First Black Woman To Join The ISS Crew

Jessica Watkins is set to become the first Black woman to join the space station crew, alongside NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Robert Hines and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency.

via AfroTech

Jessica Watkins is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut who will make history with her debut spaceflight. She is set to become the first Black woman to not only join the space station crew but also live and work in space for a long-duration mission on the orbiting outpost, according to TODAY. She will make her journey starting April 2022 aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule from the NASA Kennedy Space Center located in Cape Canaveral, FL.

It is anticipated that the mission, known as Crew-4, will last six months. For Watkins, this is just yet another leap to making her dreams come true. Last December, NASA released a video where the geologist revealed that she had her eyes on a moon mission.

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