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Black History Month Series 2015: Black American Astronauts.

February 19, 2015

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Black History Month Series 2015: Black American Astronauts.

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US Citizens Travelled into space

African-American astronauts who have travelled into space, sorted by date of first flight.

# Image Name
Birth date
Comment Missions (Launch date)
1 Guion Bluford.jpg Guion Bluford
November 22, 1942
United States
First African-American astronaut in space STS-8 (August 30, 1983)
STS-61-A (October 30, 1985)
STS-39 (April 28, 1991)
STS-53 (December 2, 1992)
2 Ronald mcnair.jpg Ronald McNair
October 21, 1950
†January 28, 1986
United States
Killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster STS-41-B (February 3, 1984)
STS-51-L (January 28, 1986)
3 Gregory-f.jpg Frederick D. Gregory
January 7, 1941
United States
First African-American to pilot and command a Space Shuttle mission
Acting Administrator of NASA, 2005
STS-51-B (April 29, 1985)
STS-33 (November 22, 1989)
STS-44 (November 24, 1991)
4 CharlesBolden.jpg Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
August 19, 1946
United States
Administrator of NASA, July 17, 2009 – present STS-61-C (January 12, 1986)
STS-31 (April 24, 1990)

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