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Jessica Watkins

BornJessica Andrea Watkins ( 1988-05-14 ) May 14, 1988 (age 33) Gaithersburg, Maryland , U.S.
StatusActive
Alma materStanford University ( BS ) University of California, Los Angeles ( MS , PhD )
NASA Astronaut
Current occupationGeologist
SelectionNASA Group 22
MissionsSpaceX Crew-4 ( Expedition 67 / 68 )
Scientific career
FieldsGeology
ThesisTectonic and Aqueous Processes in the Formation of Mass-wasting Features on Mars and Earth (2015)
Doctoral advisorAn Yin

NASA has designated astronaut Jessica Watkins to offer as an objective specialist on the agency's upcoming SpaceX Crew-4 goal, the fourth staff turning trip of the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Watkins is readied to become the first Black woman to sign up with the spaceport station team, and live and work in space on a long-duration goal on the orbiting station.

The company introduced Tuesday that Watkins will fly to the space station in April 2022, along with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Robert Hines and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency.

Dr. Watkins conducted her graduate research study on the emplacement mechanisms of large landslides on Mars and Earth.

Watkins is presently designated to fly to space for the first time as a Mission Specialist on NASA's SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station, set up to launch in 2022.

At the time of her astronaut option, Watkins was a postdoctoral other in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology, where she worked together as a participant of the Science Team for the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity.

With the Commercial Crew Program and broader business initiatives, NASA is dealing with private sector to create human space transportation services and a robust low-Earth orbit economy that enables the company to concentrate on structure spacecraft and rockets for deep space objectives to the Moon and Mars.

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The lineup for SpaceX's following NASA launch to the International Space Station is total. The team for this mission-known as Crew-4will be the 4th rotation of astronauts on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to the ISS. Watkins states she matured admiring astronauts like Mae Jemison, the first Black woman in space, and Sally Ride, the first American woman precede.

I do wish that all young women, especially girls of shade that want STEM and thinking about exploring space, feel equipped to do so, Watkins told Colorado Public Radio last year. And the International Space Station might not be Watkins' only drop in space. Watkins is set to come to be the first Black woman to join the space station team, and work and live in space on a long-duration mission on the orbiting station.

Though a handful of Black astronauts have visited the space station throughout its 21-year history, nearly all had short keeps, usually lasting much less than 2 weeks throughout NASA's space shuttle bus program. Watkins will sign up with NASA colleagues Kjell Lindgren and Robert Hines and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

Crew-4 is NASA's following scheduled launch with SpaceX to the International Space Station and will take over for the just recently gotten here members of Crew-3: NASA astronauts Raja Chauri, Kayla Barron and Tom Marshburn, plus ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer.

Watkins is among the 18 astronauts that NASA chose to join its Artemis Team that will be prospects to sign up with the first missions to the moon since the Apollo program a half century ago.

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