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A Denver sculptor was the first Black man trained as an astronaut ahead of Apollo 11, but he never made it to space

July 25, 2019

As July lengthens, the flood of ads for TV series, films and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing has hit a high mark. Through grainy footage of slow-motion rocket launches and high-definition interviews, they tell a familiar but thrilling tale of America’s nascent steps off the planet…. [Read More]