The Lunar Landing: “Race and the Space Race”

Jul 19, 2019

Narrated by Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, this episode tells the unlikely story of Civil Rights and the Space Program. The Space Age began when America was going through a wrenching battle over Civil Rights. And, because the heart of the old Confederacy was chosen as its base, NASA played an unintended role in Civil Rights history. In this episode, we hear about those who broke the color line at NASA, their stories of frustration, and their stories of perseverance.