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UCLA grad to become 1st Black woman on International Space Station crew

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UCLA grad to become 1st Black woman on International Space Station crew

By CNS Staff via https://www.foxla.com/

LOS ANGELES – Rookie NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, who holds a doctorate from UCLA and previously worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, is set to make aerospace history Wednesday when she launches on a mission that will make her the first Black woman to ever serve as a crew member on the International Space Station.

Hawthorne-based SpaceX is scheduled to launch the mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 12:52 a.m. Wednesday. Watkins and the other three members of “Crew-4” — the fourth operational crew launched by SpaceX to the station under a contract with NASA — will be flying aboard a new Crew…

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