• Short Summary

    MEET CAPTAIN EDWARD J. DWIGHT -- THE FIRST AMERICAN NEGRO TO BE CHOSEN FOR TRAINING?

  • Description

    MEET CAPTAIN EDWARD J. DWIGHT -- THE FIRST AMERICAN NEGRO TO BE CHOSEN FOR TRAINING AS AN ASTRONAUT. CAPTAIN DWIGHT, 29, IS AMONG 14 CANDIDATES SELECTED THIS WEEK FOR THE U.S. AIR FORCE'S AEROSPACE RESEARCH PILOT PROGRAMME.

    HE'LL SHORTLY BEGIN A SEVEN-MONTH TRAINING COURSE AT EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE LIVES WITH HIS WIFE SUE, AND CHILDREN EDDIE, SIX, AND TINA, SEVEN.

    CAPTAIN DWIGHT, WHO FLEW BOMBERS IN JAPAN BEFORE BECOMING AN INSTRUCTOR, IS A FORMER COLLEGE TRACK RUNNER. HIS SIZE -- HE'S ONLY 5FT. 4INCH. TALL -- IS A BIG ADVANTAGE BECAUSE OF CRAMPED QUARTERS IN SPACE CABINS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7RQ36S5P2E0T1OVX33KB860BC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RQ36S5P2E0T1OVX33KB860BC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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