NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins becomes first black woman on ISS Crew

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NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins becomes first black woman on ISS Crew

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins is making history as the first Black woman to be on an International Space Station crew and she might even make it to the moon in the future.

According to Space.com, Watkins launched to the station on April 27, as part of SpaceX’s Crew 4, mission alongside NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, the mission’s commander, and Robert Hines as well as European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

The crew lifted off aboard the new SpaceX Dragon capsule Freedom and are on track to dock with the station around 8:15 p.m. on April 28.

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With this mission, which will see the crew spend about six months aboard the station.
Watkins will be the first Black woman astronaut to be a part of a crew aboard the International Space Station.

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