How a pioneering pilot made the first attempt to break NASA’s racial barrier

Space exploration has long fascinated humans, from the fantasy of the ancient Greeks to the moon landings of the last century. It’s about pushing into new frontiers — and not just technological ones. In the last part of our series, “Hidden Histories,” we learn about Ed Dwight, a trailblazing Air Force pilot who helped pave the way for NASA’s Black astronauts.

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