COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A University of Maryland grad is making history.

She’ll be the first Black woman to live on the International Space Station.

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Dr. Jeanette Epps earned her Masters degree and her PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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She’s joining two other astronauts for NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission to the International Space Station.

The six-month expedition is scheduled to launch next year.

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