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Jeanette Epps, black NASA astronaut set to make space station history, removed from flight


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NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was set to make history as the first black to make a long-duration stay aboard the International Space Station, has been removed from the mission just months before launch.

Ms. Epps was scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan in June for a 143-day stay in space as part of Expedition 56/67. NASA announced Thursday, however, that the Syracuse native would be replaced by astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, who had been assigned to a station flight scheduled for launch in November, CBS News reported. Astronaut Anne McClain will be taking Ms. Auñón-Chancellor’s place on the November flight.—More,..


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