Astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to make history by turning into the First black woman to fill in as an International Space Station (ISS) group member. Epss has been chosen by NASA for a 2021 strategic Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner rocket.
— The Weather Channel India (@weatherindia) August 26, 2020
As per NASA, Epps will join space explorers Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada for a six-month campaign to the ISS.
Epss was invited by both Josh and Sunita to the group.
The principal operational maintained trip of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner shuttle is probably going to depart in 2021 and it will follow NASA accreditation after a fruitful uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 and Crew Flight Test with space explorers.
Welcome to our CTS Starliner 1 crew Dr Jeanette Epps!!!! pic.twitter.com/ksVTdGFQl7— Sunita Williams (@Astro_Suni) August 25, 2020
Epps has finished her four year certification in material science in 1992 from LeMoyne College in her old neighborhood of Syracuse, New York.
It is to be noticed that Epps was set to fly into space on board the Russian Soyuz shuttle in 2018 yet her name was struck off from the task finally without a clarification.
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was taken off an International Space Station crew in 2018, has been assigned to the upcoming Boeing Starliner-1 mission.— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) August 25, 2020
Epps joins Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada for the 6 month expedition planned for 2021: pic.twitter.com/ZStjdGy61m
Cassada and Williams were allotted by NASA to the Starliner-1 strategic August 2018.