This Day in Black History: Nov. 22, 1989

This Day in Black History: Nov. 22, 1989

Col. Frederick D. Gregory becomes first Black space mission commander.

Published November 22, 2011

U.S. Air Force Col. Frederick D. Gregory, the nephew of medical pioneer Dr. Charles Drew, became the first Black commander of a space shuttle mission. The mission, onboard the Orbiter Discovery, lasted just over five days.

(Photo: Nasa)

Written by Britt Middleton

COMMENTS

Latest in news

BET AWARDS 2018

SUN, JUN 24 8/7C

HOST JAMIE FOXX

AIRS
0

days

00HRS
00MIN
00SEC