Black History

NASA Celebrates Legacy of First Black American Astronaut on Anniversary of his Death

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Fifty years ago, a tragic accident ended the groundbreaking career of Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., a Chicago native and stellar Air Force pilot who became America’s first Black astronaut. On December 8, 2017—the 50th anniversary of his death—NASA Read More

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