African-Americans and the Space Program
At a program celebrating African-American History Month, former astronaut Dr. Harris, the first African-American to walk in space, talked… read more
At a program celebrating African-American History Month, former astronaut Dr. Harris, the first African-American to walk in space, talked about the contributions of African-Americans in the space program and about his personal experiences. Dr. Harris and Ms. Ericsson-Jackson answered questions from the audience of school children. Two African-American scientists were honored. Their pictures were unveiled and will hang in the National Academy of Sciences. Teachers in the audience were called up on the stage for recognition. The Walter Johnson Gospel Show Choir and Madrigals performed. close
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Bruce Alberts President National Academy of Sciences
Tenecia Brown Spokeswoman National Academy of Sciences
- George R. Carruthers Scientist Naval Research Lab
- William Colglazier Executive Officer National Research Council
Aprille Ericsson-Jackson Engineer NASA->Goddard Space Flight Center
Bernard Harris Vice President Spacehab, Inc.
Kenneth Shine President Institute of Medicine
- Rodney E. Slater Secretary Department of Transportation
- William Wulf President National Academy of Engineering
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