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

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  • 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
  • 020514 national blacks space Guion bluford

Stephanie Wilson

Ten years after Jemison was the first African-American woman to join NASA and to travel to outer space, Stephanie Wilson became the second in April 1986. After two years of training she became a mission specialist and has flown on three shuttle missions. 

(Photo: Kim Shiflett/NASA via Getty Images)

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