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NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins honored to be part of 'long legacy'

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history last month when she became one of the latest astronauts to come aboard the International Space Station. Late last year, NASA announced Watkins would be assigned to the SpaceX Crew-4 mission, making her the first Black woman to live and work on the ISS. Watkins was first selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2017.
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Jessica Watkins, Colorado Astronaut, Talks To Boulder Students About New Honor

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Jessica Watkins graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder in 2006. She most recently graduated from earth’s gravity and is now recognized as the first Black woman on a long-duration space mission aboard the ISS. (credit: CBS) Monday Fairview students were allowed to ask the inspiring alumni recorded questions while she floated around in zero gravity. Questions ranged from “What are the challenges you face daily on the space station?” (the answer rounding out to the food) to more pressing questions about the challenges Watkins faced on her way to the (very) top. “As a person of color, it would...
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Fairview High grad Jessica Watkins answers student questions from International Space Station

NASA Astronauts Jessica Watkins and Samantha Cristoforetti answered 30 prerecorded questions from Fairview High School students during a space-to-Earth call Monday from the International Space Station. Watkins, a 2006 Fairview High graduate, is serving as a mission specialist on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station, which launched...
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UCLA grad Jessica Watkins live from the International Space Station

UCLA graduate and rookie astronaut Jessica Watkins speaks with FOX 11's Michaela Perreira live from the International Space Station. Watkins, who received her doctorate in geology from UCLA, recently made aerospace history when she becomes the first Black woman to ever serve as a crew member on the International Space Station.
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Coloradan In Space: Jessica Watkins To Talk To Fairview High Students From International Space Station

(CBS4) – Colorado astronaut Jessica Watkins made history last month when she become the first Black woman on a long-duration space mission. She’s part of a SpaceX crew at the International Space Station. Jessica Watkins (credit: NASA) Watkins is a 2006 graduate of Fairview High School in Boulder, and on Monday she will be talking to Fairview students from space. You can watch the conversation live on CBS News Colorado starting at 11:05 a.m.
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NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Has Made History

“To see that she is making history and she is paving the way for someone else who is going to come behind her is incredible”. Joan Higginbotham, a former NASA astronaut who flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116, is talking about Jessica Watkins. Watkins is serving as a mission specialist on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission which launched on April 27th, 2022. Watkins is the fifth African American woman in space, but has made history as the first African American woman to work and live on the International Space Station for an extended mission.
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Maryland-Born NASA Astronaut Dr. Jessica Watkins Inspires Others as First Black Woman on International Space Station Crew

Dr. Jessica Watkins made history this week as the first black woman on an International Space Station crew and the first to journey into space for an extended mission. The Maryland-born astronaut launched into space Wednesday (Apr. 27th) as part of SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Commander Robert Hines, and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. The crew will spend about 6 months aboard the space station where all sorts of scientific procedures will be conducted to gather research in physical science, earth & space science, cell tissue, plant growth, and other focuses. The crew will also conduct human research efforts such as studying the effects of space flight on our bodies.
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Jessica Watkins Is the First Black Woman on an Extended Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history with her maiden voyage to space. On April 27, the 33-year-old geologist became the first Black woman to embark on an extended mission at the International Space Station. She and fellow astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, and Samantha Cristoforetti launched into orbit aboard the SpaceX Dragon, traveling more than 15 hours from Kennedy Space Center to the ISS, where they will live and work for the next six months.
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Jessica Watkins makes history as first Black woman on ISS crew

A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday for a five-month mission. Why it matters: This is the first NASA crew equally made up of men and women — among them is Jessica Watkins, the first Black woman to take part in a long-term spaceflight, AP reports. She's also the first Black woman to be on an ISS crew, per Space.com and Smithsonian Magazine.
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