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Virtual Fitness Challenge to Honor Alum Astronaut’s History-making Planned Flight

By Maryland Today Staff

The Women in Engineering (WIE) program in the A. James Clark School of Engineering is hosting a March fitness challenge to celebrate Women’s History Month and honor astronaut Jeanette Epps Ph.D. ’00, M.S. ’94, scheduled to become the first African American woman to join the International Space Station crew this year.

The WIE Run the World 93 Minute Virtual Movement Challenge is a virtual community-building event centered on the time it takes for the International Space Station to orbit the planet. Participants are challenged to complete 93 minutes of movement during the month—walking, biking, swimming, running, hiking—whatever makes them feel empowered, encouraged and strong.

Registration is free, and participants can opt to purchase a glow-in-the-dark performance T-shirt commemorating the event for $25. Those who register will have access to three complimentary 31-minute fitness sessions that will focus on strength, mobility and fun. No equipment is required, and all fitness levels are welcome.

Learn more or sign up at the event website.

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