WATCH: NASA’s Victor Glover Becomes The First Black Astronaut to Move into the ISS

 

Although 14 black Americans have been sent into space, Victor Glover is on the verge of history-making as he moved into the International Space Station this week and is therefore be the first black American man to call the ISS home.

 

 

Following Gulon S. Bluford Jr., the first black American man to travel to space in 1982, and Mae Jemison, who was the first black American woman to go to space in 1992, Victor Glover, who joined in 2013, will be the first ever black American man to live on the space station.

 

 

Glover shared, “It is bittersweet because I’ve had some amazing colleagues before me that really could have done it, and there are some amazing folks that will go behind me”.

 

 

Together with fellow astronauts; Shannon Walker, Soichi Noguchi and Michael Hopkins, Glover will be partaking in a 27-hour journey across space, and so, forming part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program. Glover adds, “It is something to be celebrated once we accomplish it, and I am honoured to be in this position and to be a part of this great and experienced crew”.

 

 

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Victor Glover also shared that the highest he’s reached above ground thus far has been 6,400 feet, so he’s more than psyched to be exploring space at a whole new level, adding; “Flying has been such an important part of my professional life and I love to do it”.

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