Chasing the Moon, Part 1
Ed Dwight: First African American Candidate for Space
Ed Dwight Jr. was the first African American to be trained as an astronaut. In 1962, Dwight was selected for astronaut training at the urging of the Kennedy Administration.
Private companies planning lunar missions. Who’s in charge in outer space?
To win the space race, NASA had to market the moon to the American public.
Civil rights activists in Huntsville, Alabama formed a “psychological warfare committee”.
Long before we reached the moon’s surface, the moon has held special meaning for humanity.
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Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control.
Wernher Von Braun was a German-born, American rocket engineer.
Valerie Hoard married William Anders in 1955.
Michael Collins was an astronaut from the third group named by NASA in October 1963.
Get an inside look at the making of Chasing the Moon.