In a LinkedIn post, the STEMBoard founder and CEO revealed that she plans to become the sixth Black woman and the first to fly on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft.
“As the first Black woman confirmed to fly on #NewShepard with BLUE ORIGIN,” she wrote. “I am expected to be the sixth Black woman to cross the internationally recognized Kármán line!”
She follows in the footsteps of pioneers such as Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to travel to space in 1992.
“Since then, only four other Black women have held that honor: NASA astronauts Stephanie Wilson, Joan Higginbotham, Jessica Watkins, and Dr. Sian Proctor of the SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission,” Bowe wrote.