CEO of Tesla Motors and business tycoon Elon Musk certainly needs no introduction. He might be the wealthiest man in the world, but he has done questionable things as well. Musk ended up doing something good recently as his SpaceX program is set to break boundaries.
According to TMZ, SpaceX recently sent the first Black woman to the International Space Station for an extended period of time. By doing so, SpaceX has made history.
Jessica Watkins is one of four astronauts who were sent into orbit early Wednesday morning. She is part of a mission called Crew-4, which was using another Dragon rocket to get the job done.
The team went into orbit around 1 AM PT, and they’re expected to dock at the International Space Station later today. Crew-4 will stay up there for 5 months, before returning in September.
Watkins is the first woman of color who will have been in space for an extended period of time. Guion Bluford was the first Black person to go up into space in general, back in 1983.
Crew-4 will be doing general upkeep, maintenance and research at the International Space Station. This is something the previous team, Crew-3, has been doing since November. Elon Musk is certainly happy with this accomplishment, now that he has already purchased Twitter.
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