Meet Four Pioneering African American Astronauts

Meet Four Pioneering African American Astronauts

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Clockwise from top left: Michael P. Anderson, Ronald E. McNair, Guion S. Bluford Jr., Jeanette J. Epps

Clockwise from top left: Michael P. Anderson, Ronald E. McNair, Guion S. Bluford Jr., Jeanette J. Epps

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This lesson focuses on four astronauts and scientists who have a background in physics or a related discipline – Ronald E. McNair, Michael Anderson, Guion S. Bluford Jr., and Jeanette J. Epps. A link to a list of some African American astronauts is included in the Required/Recommended Reading and Resources section along with a website dedicated to providing biographies on all current and retired astronauts.