In 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy selected a young test pilot named Edward Joseph “Ed” Dwight Jr. to become the first African
American astronaut. While Ed was ultimately not selected by NASA, his cultural impact paved the way for those that followed. In honor of
World Space Week, we’re celebrating his legacy.
Join us and the Black Science Coalition and Institute for a free public showing of the documentary The Space Race.
Coming this February to Disney Plus from National Geographic Documentaries, The Space Race takes a new look at the Space Age through the untold stories of Black astronauts.