Jeanette J. Epps

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Jeanette J. Epps
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NASA Astronaut
Nationality American
Status Active
Born (1970-11-03) November 3, 1970 (age 44)
Syracuse, New York
Other occupation
Technical Intelligence Officer
Selection 2009 NASA Group

Jeanette Jo Epps (born November 3, 1970) is a CIA intelligence officer, and current NASA astronaut.[1][2][3] Born in Syracuse, New York, Epps lives in Houston, Texas.[1]

Epps holds a bachelor in science degree in physics from Le Moyne College, and an M.S. and Ph.D in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland.[1][4] After graduating, Epps worked in research at Ford Motor Company, then as a Technical Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency.[4]

Epps was selected as an astronaut candidate in June 2009.[1] She qualified as an astronaut in 2011.[4]

On June 10, 2014, NASA announced that Epps would serve as an aquanaut aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory during the NEEMO 18 undersea exploration mission, which began on July 21, 2014 and lasted nine days.[5][6]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. ^ a b c d NASA HQ (June 29, 2009). "NASA Selects New Astronauts for Future Space Exploration". NASA. Archived from the original on August 1, 2009. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ NASA HQ (June 29, 2009). "Astronaut Candidates". NASA. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ NASA (June 29, 2009). "In Their Own Words: Jeanette J. Epps". NASA. Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "JEANETTE J. EPPS: Biographical data". NASA. May 2011. Retrieved 14 Feb 2014. 
  5. ^ "NASA Announces Two Upcoming Undersea Missions". NASA. June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ Bergin, Chris (June 11, 2014). "NEEMO returns with two new underwater missions". NASASpaceflight. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 

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