Book, Black Wings, Shuttle, STS-8

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The National Air and Space Museum published this book in 1983, the same year that the first African American, Guion S. "Guy" Bluford, Jr., flew in space. He took this volume aboard Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-8 mission. Astronaut Bluford often acknowledged his admiration for the pioneering black aviators who earned their wings and made possible the further achievements of African Americans in aviation and spaceflight. He returned this book to the Museum after his historic flight.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Author

  • Dr. Dominick A. Pisano
  • Von Hardesty

Publisher

Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Materials

paper

Dimensions

3-D: 21.6 x 27.9cm (8 1/2 x 11 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

LITERATURE AND RESEARCH-Books (under Library)

Inventory Number

A19840028000