Black Lens: The Space Race

The untold story of the first black astronauts.

Lisa Cortés, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza

A NatGeo film directed by Lisa Cortés and Diego Hurtado De Mendoza that chronicles the quest to integrate NASA's space program into orbit -- amid racial injustice back on Earth. Glover appears in the film, along with Black astronaut Leland Melvin. Both followed in the footsteps of Ed Dwight, America's first Black astronaut candidate in the early 1960s.

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Lisa Cortés, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza


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Mark Monroe


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