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Black stars in orbit

Author: William MilesRon FosterSteven OlswangKhephra BurnsKip DurrinAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Miles Educational Film Productions, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the contributions that black astronauts, astrophysicists and engineers have made to NASA and the American space exploration program. Also relates the difficulties and obstacles encountered by the first black astronauts, including racism and discrimination within the space program. A group of five black astronauts, including Ronald E. McNair, who was killed in the space shuttle Challenger explosion, talk  Read more...
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Named Person: Guion Stewart Bluford; Ronald E McNair; Frederick D Gregory; Charles F Bolden; Mae C Jemison; Edward J Dwight; Robert H Lawrence
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Miles; Ron Foster; Steven Olswang; Khephra Burns; Kip Durrin; Dorothy W Alleyne; Suzanne Bruney; Andrew Halbreich; Michael Case Kissel; Guion Stewart Bluford; Ronald E McNair; Frederick D Gregory; Charles F Bolden; Mae C Jemison; Edward J Dwight; Robert H Lawrence; Robert E Shurney; George R Carruthers; Nichelle Nichols; Miles Educational Film Productions, Inc.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 28657289
Notes: "#10398."
Credits: Produced by William Miles ; film editor, Steven Olswang ; creative consultant, Khephra Burns ; cinematographer, Kip Durrin ; researchers, Dorothy W. Alleyne, Suzanne Bruney, et al. ; original music composed and performed by Andrew Halbreich, Michael Case Kissel.
Performer(s): Ron Foster.
Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Ronald E. McNair, Frederick D. Gregory, Mae C. Jemison, Charles F. Bolden, Edward J. Dwight, Jr., Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., Robert E. Shurney, George R. Carruthers, Nichelle Nichols, et al.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 58 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: a film by William Miles ; a production of Miles Educational Film Productions, Inc. in association with WNET/13.

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Documents the contributions that black astronauts, astrophysicists and engineers have made to NASA and the American space exploration program. Also relates the difficulties and obstacles encountered by the first black astronauts, including racism and discrimination within the space program. A group of five black astronauts, including Ronald E. McNair, who was killed in the space shuttle Challenger explosion, talk about their backgrounds, their achievements and their aspirations. Startrek star Nichelle Nichols tells how she helped recruit black and other minority group candidates for the space program.

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