History of Shuttle Program Video Highlights Why Shuttle “Rocked”

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Video Courtesy of Suresh Atapattu 

For those of us that followed or worked on the space shuttle program, the fleet of flying gliders will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We will miss seeing Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour riding pillars of flame to orbit, hearing the twin sonic booms that heralded the […]

Uncommon Ability, Uncommon Goal: NASA’s First Black Astronauts

 

To date, NASA's last African-American space voyager was Al Drew, seen here during an EVA on the STS-133 mission in early 2011. However, the work and achievements of many black astronauts have served to galvanise a new generation. Photo Credit: NASA.

Thirty years ago, in April 1982, NASA announced the names of three […]

Celebrating Black History Month: NASA’s African-American Astronauts

NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Photo Credit: NASA

February is Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, and here at AmericaSpace we are celebrating the achievements of African-American astronauts in the United States Space Program. From Guion “Guy” Bluford to Ronald McNair, these courageous Americans made significant contributions to human space exploration. […]