Watkins will spend six months on the International Space Station as part of a multi-billion dollar effort to return humans to the surface of the moon in 2025, NPR reports.
NASA named it the ”Octavia E. Butler Landing,“ in honor of the pioneering Black science-fiction author.
STEM getting renewed attention from White House and members of Congress
The brand is hoping to close the STEM gap with a 10-year financial commitment and a new campaign featuring real women.
With Black women scientists leading product innovation, the brand is investing even more in diversity through its new program.
"There are so many phenomenal Black women past and present and they ought to be household names," says Tonya Bolden, author of 'Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM.'
Meet the Black woman saving the earth's oceans one initiative at a time.