NASA’s 22nd astronaut class, the Turtles, is posing at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, 10 Jan, 2020.
NASA’s Newest Astronauts
Jessica Watkins, a 31-year-old, worked at NASA before becoming an astronaut. She’s from Lafayette, Colorado, and earned a bachelor’s degree in geological and environmental sciences as well as a doctorate in geology. Watkins worked at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley and at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. She’s also worked on the Curiosity rover during her time at the California Institute of Technology.
Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons, a 31-year-old, is the second Canadian Space Agency candidate, and…
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