Blast Off: A Look at Blacks Who Made History in Outer Space

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  • 020514 national blacks space frederick gregory
  • 020514 national blacks space charles bolden
  • 020514 national blacks space bernard harris
  • 020514 national blacks space leland melvin
  • 020514 national blacks space bobby satcher
  • 020514 national blacks space Mandla Maseko
  • 020514 national blacks space Guion bluford
  • 020514 national blacks space ronald mcnair
  • 020514 national blacks space mae jemison
  • 020514 national blacks space stephanie wilson
  • 020514 national blacks space joan higginbotham

Bobby Satcher

Bobby Satcher made NASA history when he became the first orthopedic surgeon in space, conducting a number of medical experiments in an 11-day 2009 NASA mission aboard the Atlantis. He joined NASA in 2004.

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