• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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NASA dragged into racism row after African-American astronaut removed from ISS mission

By: Keerthi Mohan

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been dragged into racism row after Jeanette Epps, who was to become the first black crew member to live on board the International Space Station long-term, was removed from her June flight. She is now being replaced by Serena Aunon-Chancellor. Henry Epps, Jeanette’s brother, took to his social media page over the weekend accusing NASA of racism. “My sister Dr. Jeannette Epps has been fighting against oppressive racism and misogynist in NASA and now they are holding her back and allowing a Caucasian Astronaut to take her place!” Henry wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday,…

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