ashlyn >>once again<<
2/19/2008 10:14 AM
fyi: with all due respect to ms. Jemison, contrary to what apparently everyone on this blog believes, she is not the first african american in space According to the book "Blacks in Science and Medicine" by Vivian O.
Sammons, the first black astronaut selected was Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.
He was killed in a training flight on December 8, 1967. The first black
American in space was Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr. This occurred on August
30, 1983. Ms. Jemison is the first black FEMALE. Either way she still achieved a great feat.