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

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  • 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
  • 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

Mae Jemison 

Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman admitted into the NASA’s astronaut training program on June 4, 1987. After more than a year of training, on Sept. 12, 1992, she became the first African-American woman to travel to space aboard the Endeavour.

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