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During the farewell panel for 'Star Trek' icon Nichelle Nichols on Sunday at Comic-Con LA, NASA Astronaut Appearance Specialist Denise Young bestowed her with the space agency’s NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal for her decades-long commitment to diversifying NASA.

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Victor Glover became the first Black astronaut to serve as a crew member at the station on Sunday (Nov. 15) when he boarded a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule named Resilience and rocketed up to the International's Space Station. 

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Aprille Ericsson is award-winning aerospace trailblazer who achieved a pair of historic firsts as part of her engineering career. Dr. Ericsson is the first woman…

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — NASA says Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASA’s early space missions and was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101. In a Monday morning tweet, the space agency said it celebrates her 101 years of life and her legacy […]

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has moved up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station. Astronauts Christina Koch (cook) and Jessica Meir (mere) will now venture out Thursday or Friday, instead of next Monday. A battery power controller failed over the weekend, prompting […]

Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes are ready for space! The duo visited the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida and learned about the ins-and-outs of space travel. Watch the videos below to get a look at their visit. VIDEO 1 | Astronaut Crew Quarters: Charles Bolden Jr. and Captain Winston Scott […]

Yesterday Tom and Sybil visited NASA at Cape Canaveral and had a wonderful time! Neither Kym nor Sherri were there or even invited and they feel some sort of way about it. During all of their jealousy Sybil added salt to the wound by telling them that she’s all Tom needs!

The Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion kicks off tomorrow, but today Tom and Sybil get to go to NASA! They’re touring Cape Canaveral and talking to Charles Bolden who was the first African American head of NASA. This is such a big deal for Tom and Sybil, they both talk about how proud their parents […]

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Charles Bolden made history after he was named the first Black permanent administrator for NASA. The retired Marine Corps Major General and astronaut was born August 19, 1946. Charles Frank Bolden Jr. earned his bachelor’s of science in Electrical Science in 1968,and then earned a master’s in Systems Management from the University of Southern California […]

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Joan Higginbotham is just the third Black woman to go into space, and to date is the last to do so since 2006. The Chicago native and Delta woman was born August 3, 1964. After graduating high school, Higginbotham attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, earning her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1987. Higginbotham […]

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This Saturday, the nation will be joined in celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which put the American space program on the world stage. If race relations were different, it was possible that sculptor Ed Dwight could have been the first astronaut for NASA. Dwight was born on September 9, […]

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A NASA facility in West Virginia has been renamed in honor of a native of the state whose calculations helped put men on the moon 50 years ago. Katherine Johnson was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures” and is now 100 years old. She did not attend Tuesday’s ceremony in Fairmont […]