First Black Woman on International Space Station Mission: NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins:-
NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins has been declared the first Black woman to depart for an extended mission last Wednesday. She was assigned to fly to space for the first time in 2022.
She is also reportedly the 5thBlack woman to travel to the space and she was one of 12 new NASA astronaut candidates selected out of over 18,300 applicants.
First Black Woman Jessica Watkins:-
NASA’s this mission includes two more NASA astronauts — Robert Hines and Kjell Lindgren and one astronaut from the European Space Agency named- Samantha Cristoforetti. This talented group rocketed into space around 4 a.m. on last Wednesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
She started her career here as an intern before working at multiple research centers in California. And, during her selection, she also served as a post-doctoral fellow on the science team in 2017.
In her free time, loves playing rugby, basketball, and soccer. Jessica also enjoys skiing, coaching, watching movies, and writing.
Jessica Watkins Wikipedia:-
Jessica Andrea Watkins was born on 14th May 1988 in Maryland. And later she moved to Colorado, where she did her high school. She is a very popular NASA Astronaut, Geologist, and Aquanaut, and a former Rugby player at the international level.
Jessica Watkins Astronaut:-
She was announced as the first black woman who will complete a long-term mission to International Space Station in April 2022. She earned a bachelor of science (BSc) degree in geological and environmental sciences from California. She is Ph.D. in Geology from Los Angeles, US. Her main hobbies are rugby, rock climbing, skiing, and creative writing.
Jessica Watkins Parent and Family:-
Her current home is in Colorado, and she has earlier worked as a geologist after having a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, US.
she declares in media or social media that she is the first black woman who will complete an international space station long-term mission in April 2022.
Jessica Watkins Bio and Career:-
She started playing rugby during her freshman year, and she was there in the team for 4 years. She played it at the international level also.
In 2017, she was selected as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group and started her 2-year training. In 2020 also, she was chosen to be a part of the Artemis Team and in 2021, she became the fourth astronaut of Group 22, and the 1st Black woman, to be assigned a long-duration mission to fly in space.