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The crew of closed out space shuttle Discovery's roster of accomplishments with a virtually flawless flight to attach a new module to the International Space Station and help the residents there outfit the orbiting laboratory for continued research.

LEGO Ideas - NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale)

LEGO Ideas - NASA Space Shuttle (Saturn V Scale)

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space | Courtesy of U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1956

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space September 1992 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.

Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers: Mae Jemison is a retired medical doctor and American astronaut. In she became the first black woman in space. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from Stanford and a degree in medicine from Cornell.

blackscientistsandinventors: Dr Joan Higginbotham the second Black Woman to become an astronaut.  Via Wikipedia:  Joan Elizabeth Higginboth...

Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham (b. Aug American engineer former NASA astronaut. Flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission as mission specialist. Second Black Woman to become an astronaut. Via Wikipedia

Endeavour Looking Up   Credit & Copyright: Ben Cooper

First flown in Endeavour, the youngest space shuttle orbiter, is being prepared for its and final trip to low Earth orbit. Seen here from an exciting perspective 400 feet above the floor of Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building

On this date, FEB 9, Bernard Harris, Jr. becomes the first African American astronaut to take a spacewalk, dedicating it to the achievements of all African Americans.

Today in Black History :: 22 years ago Bernard Anthony Harris became the first African American to perform an extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk), during the second of his two Space Shuttle flights.

Space shuttle Discovery flies over the Washington skyline as seen from a NASA T-38 aircraft.

Discovery flies over the D.C. area

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), flies over the Washington skyline on April This handout photo was taken as from a NASA aircraft.

explorenasa With the Feb. 20, 1962 launch of the MA-6 spacecraft, Friendship 7, atop an Atlas vehicle, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Glenn's historic flight lasted almost five hours, orbited the Earth three times, and ended with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. Safely aboard the U.S. Destroyer, Noa, Glenn received a congratulatory radio telephone call from President Kennedy during which he described his mission as "a wonderful trip - almost unbelievable." The…

John Glenn was the first U. astronaut to orbit Earth, completing three orbits in He also served as a U.S senator from Ohio.

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