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Jessica Watkins, the first Black woman on the space station crew, describes historic journey

(CNN) — Jessica Watkins is a self-described “rock nerd” with a doctorate in geology. So when she boarded her first mission to space as a member of NASA’s astronaut corps, she brought along photos of family and friends — and some rocks. “Of course, I had to,” Watkins, 34, said in an interview during her six-month stay on the International […]