Black Astronauts

Charles Bolden Jr., NASA’s first Black administrator, was nominated for the post in 2009 by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate that same…

The final launch of Atlantis on July 8 will mark the end of the American space era, where six of these unique spacecrafts flew 135 missions. Of those missions, 20 African-Americans earned the title “Astronaut,” and 13 actually went to space. The Root honors these distinct men and women in a biographical gallery. See The […]