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A Space for Us All (Black History Month)

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

On Friday February 10, 2023, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and NASA invite students to join us virtually for an educational experience where we examine and build on the legacy of achievement, connection, and knowledge of African Americans at NASA. Astronaut Victor Glover will share his experiences and ideas about the future of space travel. He will be joined by NASA Directors Clayton Turner and Vanessa Wyche as they describe the needed skills of the future workforce at NASA.

This program will be broadcast virtually on NMAAHC’s UStream and NASA TV channels. We invite students to submit questions for the speakers. Please submit your questions for the presenters. All questions should be submitted by Friday February 3, 2023, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

  • In 2021, Victor Glover finished a 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station where he completed multiple space walks and science experiments. He is now preparing for the Artemis I Missions, which will take NASA astronauts back to the Moon. He was selected to be an astronaut in 2013.
  • In 2019, Clayton Turner became the first African American to serve as the Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. He oversees nearly 4,000 federal employees and contractors. He has held several roles at NASA Langley, including systems engineer, Chief Engineer, Engineering Director, Associate Center Director, and Deputy Center Director. He joined NASA in 1990
  • In 2021, Vanessa Wyche became the first African American to lead the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. JSC is home to NASA’s astronaut corps, Mission Control Center, and International Space Station. She oversees more than 11,000 federal employees and contractors. She joined NASA in 1989.