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Aisha Bowe Becomes The First Black Woman Set To Travel To Space With Jeff Bezos-Founded Blue Origin

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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.

 

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“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!”

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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.

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She rightfully expressed her excitement in the LinkedIn post as she prepares to join the legendary list of women.

“I am honored to follow in the footsteps of these extraordinary women.” “I can’t wait to fly on a future flight of the #NewShepard from BLUE ORIGIN,” she wrote.

Bowe is the inventor of STEMBoard and a former NASA rocket scientist. The engineering solutions firm has been named one of America’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000.

She has also raised nearly $2 million in venture capital funding for LINGO. LINGO is a self-paced coding kit designed to help students learn technical concepts at home, as previously reported by AfroTech.

According to Bowe’s website, her journey began in a community college pre-algebra class. She has since earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and a master’s degree in space systems engineering from the University of Michigan. She currently serves on the Aerospace Department Industry Advisory Board at her alma mater.

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