Shuttle Stars: America's Black Astronauts

The final launch of Atlantis on July 8 will mark the end of the American space shuttle era, where six of these unique spacecraft flew 135 missions. An impressive 20 African Americans have earned the moniker "astronaut," and 14 have actually been shot into space.

By: Brandee Sanders
Posted: July 5 2011 12:51 AM
 
LOADING GALLERY...