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KCK Native On Being The First African-American To Train For NASA

KCK Native On Being The First African-American To Train For NASA

When he was 4 years old, Ed Dwight built an airplane out of orange crates from Safeway in the backyard of his house in Kansas City, Kansas. But while growing up in a segregated Kansas City in the 1930s and 1940s, he never dreamed that he could be an airplane pilot. And he certainly didn't think he'd be the first African-American to train as an astronaut for NASA. But then, a local newspaper changed the course of his life. He was a paperboy for the The Kansas City Call and the The Kansas City

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