African American Hero of the Day

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Who was the first African American to go into space?

  • He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
  • He entered NASA's astronaut program in 1979, and his first shuttle mission was on the Challenger in 1983.
  • Among his many honors is a NASA Space Flight Medal.
  • In 1997 he was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame.

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