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Title
Astronaut--Capt. Edward J. Dwight
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Brich, George
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1963
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Used in the exhibit "Over Our Heads: Los Angeles Goes From Stargazing to Moon Landing"
Edward Joseph Dwight Jr. was born in Kansas City on September 9, 1933, and joined the United States Air Force in 1953 at the age of 20. In 1961, the Kennedy administration selected Captain Dwight Jr. as the first African American astronaut trainee at the Experimental Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base near Lancaster. He was one of fifteen pilots selected for the aerospace school, which provided classroom instruction and flight training in space simulators and high performance jets. He served in the Air Force from 1953 until 1966.
Photograph caption dated April 1, 1963 reads, "Capt. Dwight near one of the 104's which he trains in." The '104' from the caption refers to the Lockheed F-104 Super Starfighter.; See images #00123874 to #00123876 for all photos in this series.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00123875
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d027_f32_i12
CARL0005417749
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/55867
Subject
Dwight, Edward,--Jr.,--1933-
Astronauts--United States
Astronaut--Training
Supersonic planes
Starfighter (Fighter plane)
Men--California--Edwards Air Force Base
Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1961-1970

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