Jeanette Epps

Jeanette Epps made history in 2017 when she was chosen as the first black female astronaut on the International Space Station. 14 black astronauts -- included 3 black women -- have flown missions into space but none stayed in the International Space Station.

Epps, 47, was set for her first historic mission as a crew member on the Space Station in June 2018. The aerospace engineer was scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz rocket. But on Thursday, Jan. 18, she was dismissed and sent home from her overseas training in Russia.

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