First African-American in space among four joining Hall of Fame


Two astronauts who were off the planet during separate American tragedies over the past decade, a record-setting female spacewalker who helped save the Hubble Telescope and the first African-American to fly in space will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in June.

The ninth class of space shuttle astronauts to be added to the Hall’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo ranks since 2001, the 2010 inductees will increase the Florida-facility’s total number of honorees to 77…

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