First blacks in space
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Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

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Stephanie D. Wilson

Wilson flew her first mission in space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-121, and is the second African American woman to make it out there after Mae Jemison.

Wilson was selected by NASA in April 1996. She is a veteran of three space flights and logged more than 42 days in space.


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