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Victor Glover Makes History as First Black Astronaut to Live On International Space Station

Victor Glover just became NASA’s first Black astronaut to live on the International Space Station, reports Spectrum News . On Nov. 15 at 7:27 pm EST, Glover soared into space, piloting The SpaceX Crew-1 mission. Because of Them We Can reports Glover will be knocking out several firsts with this flight becoming the first Black astronaut to fly for SpaceX, the first to move into the International Space Station for an extended stay, and the first Black person in space since Alvin Drew in 2007. “The opportunity to fly to space at all is just truly amazing, but then to be able to do it on a spacecraft that is made by this great company SpaceX, it’s an honor, it’s just icing on the cake,” said Glover. “I’m really excited to be able to fly on Crew Dragon.” Crew-1 is complete with Dragon Rider training. We’ve got our license to fly! Thank you to all that made this possible. We hope to make you proud! — Victor Glover (@AstroVicGlover) September 26, 2020 Glover and...

Shanique Yates

Nov 16, 2020