These are the African American astronauts who have traveled into space, sorted
by date of first flight.
Only 321 astronauts have been selected to date. This fact sheet lists those
astronauts of African descent. NASA's African-American Astronauts Fact Sheet [
Jan 5, 2017 ... Bluford became the first African American to travel in space in 1983, as a mission
specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Learn more at ...
12th NASA administrator and first African-American in April 1996 and is qualified
for flight assignment. administrator in July 2009. As Administrator, he leads.
Jan 9, 2017 ... Jeanette Epps will be the first African-American crew member when she boards
the International Space Station in 2018.
Jan 5, 2017 ... NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American crew
member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) when she ...
Jan 6, 2017 ... Jeanette Epps will be the first African-American astronaut to board the
International Space Station.
Jan 6, 2017 ... Astronaut Jeanette Epps made African-American history on Wednesday when
NASA announced that she'll be the first black American ...
Apr 23, 2014 ... Guion "Guy" Bluford is a former NASA astronaut who was the first African-
American to fly into space. He flew four shuttle missions.
Aug 30, 2013 ... 30), Guion "Guy" Bluford became the first African American in space, ... Bluford
was part of NASA's barrier-breaking 1978 class of astronauts.