Ed Dwight Jr.: First African American Astronaut Candidate for NASA & Sculptor

Ed Dwight Jr. was the first African American astronaut candidate for what is now NASA. After the death of President Kennedy, he resigned in 1966, never having gone into space. Dwight’s talents then led him to work as an engineer. Dwight was born in the Kansas City, Kansas area on September 9, 1933 to Edward […]

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