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Jeanette Epps is scheduled to be the first black female astronaut to join the crew at the International Space Station. The NASA astronaut has been assigned to the Boeing Starliner-One, joining Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada for a six-month trip to the space station next year. Epps has a doctorate in aerospace engineering and worked for the CIA as a technical intelligence officer before joining the astronaut corps in 2009.

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