Astronaut Jeanette Epps still can’t tell us why NASA pulled her from historic space mission

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NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps should be in space right now. But instead, she’s stuck on Earth.

In January, NASA unexpectedly announced that Epps — who was set to become the first African-American astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station for an extended period of time — would not be flying to the orbiting outpost in June after all.

No public reason was given for the sudden reassignment, and Epps hasn’t said much about the situation until now.

On Thursday Epps spoke out about why she was pulled from the flight during the Tech Open Air conference in Berlin, Germany.  Read more…

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