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

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  • 020514 national blacks space bernard harris
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  • 020514 national blacks space Guion bluford
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Frederick D. Gregory

Astronaut Frederick D. Gregory was selected in NASA’s astronaut program in January 1978 and was a member of the trio of African-American astronaut candidates with Ronald McNair and Guion Bluford. Gregory worked his way up NASA’s administrative ladder and was the first African-American appointed to deputy administrator.

(Photo: NASA/Landov)

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