Jeanette Epps: First Black Astronaut To Board The International Space Station


Theresa Maynard

On January 4th, NASA selected aerospace engineer and astronaut, Jeanette Epps as one of the crew members that will be boarding the International Space Station(ISS) in 2018. Ms. Epps will become the first black astronaut to board the ISS in May of 2018. In 1992 she earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics at LeMoyne College in her hometown of Syracuse, New York. She earned her Masters in Science in 1998 and then her doctorate in 2000. She continued her education at the University of Maryland later getting a job at Ford Motor Company receiving her patents for automobile collision.