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.

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

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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