From the series Black Achievement in Science
Grade Range: 7th – 12th
Page Count: 64
Lexile Level: 1340L
Human beings have been exploring space close-up since the 1960s, and African-Americans have played a vital role throughout the process. Inside, read inspiring stories of astronauts such as Mae Jemison, Guy Bluford, and Charles Bolden (who became the head of NASA); visit with the popular astrophysicist Neal DeGrasse Tyson; and go back to the early days of space flight with engineers who helped start the US space program.
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