Valerie Hoard married William Anders in 1955. In 1968, Bill Anders was one of three astronauts aboard the Apollo 8.
To win the space race, NASA had to develop space flight technology, train astronauts—and market the moon to the American public.
African American civil rights activists in Huntsville, Alabama formed a “psychological warfare committee” to outsmart white supremacists and force the Rocket City to desegregate.
Ed Dwight Jr. was the first African American to be trained as an astronaut.