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Astronaut--Capt. Edward J. Dwight (Contact Sheet 2)
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Contact sheet showing thirty four frames taken for a Valley Times newspaper assignment on Edward Joseph Dwight Jr. From this sheet, two images ran in the newspaper on April 1, 1963 (see 00123875 and 00123874)
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Dwight, Edward,--Jr.,--1933-
Astronauts--United States
Supersonic planes
Starfighter (Fighter plane)
Men--California--Edwards Air Force Base
Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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