gusgrissom: Pretty awesome surprise in the mai…

gusgrissom:

Pretty awesome surprise in the mail today… A few weeks ago I ordered a copy of Ed Dwight’s autobiography to use as a source for my research paper on the integration of the astronaut corps, I had no idea it was gonna be autographed!! 😭

The book itself is really great, too — the first part of my paper focuses on NASA’s lack of black astronauts in the 60s and Dwight’s account highlights why, in sometimes brutal and awful ways. Dwight himself is a really funny, honest, interesting, real guy (and became a successful artist after leaving the service!) and I would definitely recommend his memoirs to anyone interested in the experiences of early black astronauts or even black USAF pilots in the 1960s in general.