Talk:List of African-American astronauts

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Updated Photos[edit]

If anyone knows how to upload photos onto wikipedia, possibly a photo from this link would be more appropriate for Dr. Bluford since all the other astronauts are either in space suits or astronaut jumpsuits. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/bluford-gs.html

Also, a photo from this link can be added for Mr. Belt since there is no photo of him on the article. http://www.astronautix.com/astros/belt.htm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.204.118.34 (talk) 19:48, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Ed Dwight[edit]

Ed Dwight, who is now a renowned sculptor, was picked by the Kennedy administration to train as an astronaut in 1962, thus making him the first African-American astronaut. I suggest adding him. Thanks.

See http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp?bioindex=157 DarylNickerson (talk) 18:43, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

This is not true. Dwight was a candidate but was not selected or trained as an astronaut. RandomCritic (talk) 11:23, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

On the front cover of Ed Dwight's autobiography it says First Black Astronaut Candidate. http://www.eddwight.com/news_events/news/gift_box/index.htm User:72.237.31.130 (talk) 18:18, 2 May 2010‎

Now that he's been featured on The Astronaut Wives Club and has his own article, I'm going to go ahead and add him here. Not R (talk) 03:19, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

The Hyphen[edit]

The name of this list has been moved from African American to African-American to African American and back to African-American: three moves so far. Please stop it. It's completely unimportant whether there's a hyphen or not. And given that the list contains a Cuban cosmonaut (who is "American" in one, broad sense, but not in the sense usually used for African American), and might in the future be expanded to include black astronauts or cosmonauts from African countries, perhaps the best thing to do would be to change it to "List of black astronauts". RandomCritic (talk) 21:35, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Mandla Maseko[edit]

Mandla Maseko is a born a bread township boy who will become the first black South African in space.

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez[edit]

Shouldn't this list start with the first black person in space, Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez? Right now he's consigned to the end, almost as an afterthought. I don't this is fair given his achievement.

2A02:120B:2C78:A080:D1A5:C13C:23E1:9535 (talk) 14:43, 22 June 2014 (UTC)