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To: NASA

Demand NASA to return Dr. Jeanette Epps Back To ISS Mission !!!

African-American astronaut, Dr. Jeanette Epps, removed from ISS mission by NASA - without cause or reason.

Why is this important?

US astronaut Jeanette Epps has been removed from her upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) just months before launch.

Dr. Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew.

She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June but is being replaced by another astronaut.

Nasa has not given a reason for withdrawing her but says she will be considered for future missions.

Jeanette Epps, born in Syracuse, completed a doctorate in aerospace engineering in 2000. After graduating, she worked in a laboratory for two years before being recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

She worked as a technical intelligence officer for seven years before being selected as a member of Nasa's 2009 astronaut class. Her time with the CIA included deployments to Iraq.

Nasa offered no reason for the decision to remove her from the Expedition 56/57 mission. In a statement, they said she would "return to Nasa's Johnson Space Center in Houston to assume duties in the Astronaut Office".

Her replacement, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, is a medical doctor from Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Auñón-Chancellor previously spent more than nine months in Russia supporting medical operations for space station crew members.

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Reasons for signing

  • She should be the first to be considered for the 2024 moon mission and the first African American to walk on the moon !
  • Are tax money funds NASA, we deserve a reason for why she was pulled from the mission
  • As an educator and motivator of minority students of color in the fields of physics and space travel it would have been a thrill to share with young students the potential opportunities in space travel. One of those moments would surely have been a story about Jeanette Epps. Please allow that story to one day be told.

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