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NASA’s first African-American Space Station crewmember is a total badass

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NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps.Image: NASA NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American crewmember on the International Space Station when she flies to space next year, the space agency announced Wednesday. Epps’ months-long trip should begin in 2018, and it will mark the first time she has traveled to orbit, following in the footsteps of the women who inspired her to become an astronaut. SEE ALSO: This is what astronauts see when they look out their window “It was about 1980, I was nine years old. My brother came home and he looked at my grades and […]