Nasa astronaut to be first Black woman to join space station crew

Jessica Watkins, a Nasa astronaut, is poised to become the first Black woman to join its crew for a long-term mission. Nasa announced on Tuesday that Watkins, a geologist raised in Colorado, would serve as a mission specialist on SpaceX’s next astronaut flight, known as Crew-4, to the space station. Watkins said she hoped going to the space station would set an example for young girls of colour.
Jessica Watkins, a Nasa astronaut, is poised to become the first Black woman to join its crew for a long-term mission. Nasa announced on Tuesday that Watkins, a geologist raised in Colorado, would serve as a mission specialist on SpaceX’s next astronaut flight, known as Crew-4, to the space station. Watkins said she hoped going to the space station would set an example for young girls of colour.

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