the master and the doctor

Astronaut Jeanette Epps to become first African-American space station crew member

  • Astronaut Jeanette Epps is gearing up to make history.
  • NASA announced Wednesday that Epps would be assigned to missions aboard the International Space Station in 2018
  • That makes her the space station’s soon-to-be first African-American crew member. The journey will be Epps’ first flight into space.
  • Epps will be the first African-American astronaut to live and work on the ISS — not a shuttle — for an extended period of time.
  • According to her NASA profile, Epps earned a Bachelor’s degree in physics from LeMoyne College in 1992. 
  • She completed a Master’s of science in 1994 and doctorate in aerospace engineering 2000, both from the University of Maryland. 
  • In 2002, Epps joined the CIA and worked as a technical intelligence officer for seven years. Read more

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I traveled across the world, from the ruins of New York to the fusion mills of China. Right across the radiation pits of Europe. And everywhere I went, I saw people just like you living as slaves. But if Martha Jones became a legend, then that’s wrong because my name isn’t important. There’s someone else. The man who sent me out there, the man who told me to walk the earth. And his name is The Doctor. He has saved your lives so many times and you never even knew he was there. He never stops, he never stays, he never asks to be thanked. But I’ve seen him, I know him. I love him. And I know what he can do.