Jessica Watkins Named to NASA Astronaut Candidate Team

Meet Jessica Watkins, The Only Black Woman In NASA’s Newest Astronaut Class

NASA announced its first class of astronaut candidates since 2013 on Wednesday. The twelve candidates from various backgrounds and fields of study met some pretty rigorous requirements and made it to the top of the pool of 18,300 applicants, a record number for NASA. Among them is one black woman: Jessica Watkins.

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