NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, a Syracuse native, gave a lectured and answer questions during a program hosted by Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program; Decker School of Nursing; Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation; Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, held at Symposium Hall at the Center of Excellence in the Innovative Technologies Complex, Monday evening, September 29, 2014.

NASA’s astronaut Jeanette Epps is all set to create space history, by becoming the first ever African-American astronaut from NASA to reach ISS.

Jeanette Epps completed her Bachelor’s degree in Physics from LeMoyne College in her hometown of Syracuse, New York, in 1992. Since then, she has shown her utmost passion and interest in Space science. Now, it looks like her passion has paid off.

Veteran Andrew Fuestel and Jeanette Epps are assigned the abroad mission of ISS in 2018. Soon Jeanette Epps will become the first African-American to set off for ISS in 2018. Epps will join the international space station crew, who are in work from November, 2000.

Feustel will launch his first long-duration mission in March 2018. He will be serving as flight engineering on Expedition 55. Later, he will serve Expedition 56 as its commander. Jeanette Epps is assigned to take off after Fuestel, the same year, 2018. She will join Fuestel as flight engineer and later get on board with Expedition 57.

On an interview with Chris Cassidy, chief of Astronaut office, NASA, he put forward his statement, “Every space station crew brings something different to the space table. Andrew and Jeanette also have a lot to offer. The space crew is honoured to have them on board.”

Jeanette Epps completed her bachelor’s in Physics. Later she pursued Masters in aerospace engineering in 1994. In 2000, she successfully completed her PhD in Aerospace engineering from University of Maryland. While she was pursuing doctorate degree, she was also involved in NASA’s Graduate student research. She has written several journals and published lot of her research works.

After Jeanette completed her grade school degree, she has worked in research labs for two years, before she was recruited by US central intelligence Agency. She is all set to create her own history pages.

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