Meet The First Black Woman To Be A Member Of The International Space Station Crew

Reaching the stars.



We at A Plus have been celebrating Hidden Figures, the film about three Black women who were mathematicians and critical to the U.S. during the Space Race of the 1950s and 1960s. But now we can celebrate another Black woman who will be among the stars as a member of the crew of the International Space Station.

Jeanette Epps will make history as the first African-American woman to be a member of the ISS and the 13th woman overall. 

"Anything that you don't know is going to be hard at first. But if you stay the course, you put the time and effort in, it'll become seamless, eventually," Epps says. 

We'll take her word for it, since she has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering.

Learn more about Dr. Epps' story in the clip above.

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