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

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  • 020514 national blacks space joan higginbotham
  • 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

Charles Bolden

Selected to join NASA in 1980, Charles Bolden became an astronaut a year later. He took on the role of chief of the Safety Division in 1986, overseeing safety efforts for the return to flight after the 1986 Challenger accident. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in May 2006.

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