The first black woman on a long space trip to the International Space Station

The joint mission of SpaceX and NASA left the country on Wednesday for the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft will carry four astronauts, including the first black woman to take on a long-term mission and join the ISS crew..

Crew-4 astronauts leave carry out more than 200 scientific experiments in the fields of science, health technology and botany to prepare for research below the Earth’s orbit, reads the journal SpaceX website.

American astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins and Italian Samantha Cristoforetti left the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at Wednesday dawn (local time) and makes a 16 hour trip.

astronaut Watkins conducted a study postgraduate studies on the placement mechanisms of large landslides on Mars and Earth. He worked at NASA’s Ames Research Center and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was Partner with NASA’s “Mars Science Laboratory Rover” Curiosity Science Team.

This task means a return to the manned launches carried out by Elon Musk’s company in collaboration with NASA after SpaceX completed its first completely private mission to the space station.

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