First Black Woman Astronaut To Visit Space Station, Lived Close To Buffalo
Buffalo and surrounding areas have plenty of things to be proud of, now we can claim another achievement. According to Blacknews.com, Jeanette Epps will soon make history as the first-ever black woman to fly to the International Space Station on a mission into orbit.
This will also be the first flight of Jeanette Epps's career, as Buffalonians, we have a close connection to where she is from because she is a native of Syracuse NY, which is only two hours from here. Jeanette Epps earned her bachelor's degree in physics from LeMoyne College in 1992, back in 1994 she received her master's degree from the University of Maryland. Later she received her Doctorate in 2000 in Aerospace Engineering.
Jeanette Epps's amazing career also includes working as a technical specialist in Ford's Scientific Research Lab for 2 years, co-authoring many patents. In 2009 she was one of nine selected people to become a NASA astronaut, after serving as a technical intelligence officer for the CIA for 7years. Jeanette Epps has not only proven what we tell our young children all the time, that " You can be anything you dream of being" but, she has also proven, that just like Vice President Kamala Harris, the glass ceiling has been broken for the young black woman in America.
Jeanette Epps has been assigned to NASA's Boeing Starliner-1 mission to the International Space Station, this will be a six-month expedition set to lunch in 2021. This is a great example of what hard work and determination can do for a person's career.
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