Ed Dwight, first US Black astronaut candidate, will finally get to space with Blue Origin at 90 years old

April 11, 2024 | FOX Weather

Ed Dwight, America’s first Black astronaut candidate, will finally fly into space at 90 years old on Blue Origin’s next launch to the edge of space.

Dwight is among the six-person crew launching on Blue Origin’s 25th New Shepard mission known as NS-25, the company founded by Jeff Bezos announced on Thursday.

NBCC NOTE: Ed Dwight is also a renowned sculptor and created several bronze works for the Our Mother of Africa Chapel in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

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