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First Black Woman to Travel to Space

  • Posted on November 6, 2022
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  • By Akta Yadav
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First Black Woman to Travel to Space with Jeff Bezos’ Private Spaceflight Company

 

Former rocket scientist Aisha Bowe will be the first black woman to travel to space with blue origin, a private spaceflight company founded by Jeff Bezos. Well, it is predicted that Bowe would be the sixth black woman to cross the Karman line, a boundary between earth’s atmosphere and outer space.

Bowe flight reportedly follows 30 years after in the year 1992 NASA astronaut Mae Jemison made history as the first Black woman to travel to space including four other Black women astronauts for Nasa along with Stephanie Wilson, Joan Higginbotham, Jessica Watkins, and Sian Proctor of the SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission. These women made history and make women proud not only of women of their origin but also women of the entire world, the act was surreal and emotional. Bowe said, “I am honored to follow in the footsteps of these pioneers as we begin to realize the potential of public access to space.”

After the historical announcement words of Aisha Bowe, “I’m thrilled, I’m excited, and I know that this experience will change my life forever.”

According to the sources Bowe would be flying on New Shepard, it is a reusable suborbital rocket system, which is named after Alan Shepard. He was the first American astronaut who travels to space.

Bowe’s Educational background

Bowe grew up in a working-class family in the United States. Her father was a taxi driver who immigrated from the Bahamas. Bowe lived with her family in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was suggested to become a cosmetologist by her school guidance counselor. Her father said her to take mathematics classes at a local community college. After this foundation in mathematics, she was allowed to transfer from Washtenaw community college into the Engineering program at the University of Michigan.

In the year 2008, Aisha Bowe completed her undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering, and after that, in the year 2009, she did a master’s degree in space systems at the University of Michigan.

Bowe is always interested in science fiction, and she opted for aerospace engineering.  She also had been an intern at the Ames Research Center in 2008 before her engineering career.

Aisha Bowe as Entrepreneur

Bowe is the founder of the Lingo coding Kit. This coding kit teaches hardware and software design. The Lingo coding kit has self-paced lessons and instructional guides and videos. Her first kit has been called “In the Driver’s Seat.” This kit teaches how to code a backup sensor for an autonomous car. In addition to this, Aisha is CEO of STEM Board, this is a company that solves technology challenges for government and private sector clients. STEM empowers women it was a women-owned small business supported by the U.S business chamber. Through the STEM camp, they are trying to close the educational achievement gap of minority ethnic, it has partnerships with historically black colleges and universities, and they are provided career opportunities to the young generation.

However, according to the announcement of Bowe the date of her flight launch is not decided yet. But it will be disclosed soon.

 

 

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