Astronaut--Capt. Edward J. Dwight (Contact Sheet 1)
ValleyÂ Times 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, one image ran in the newspaper on April 1, 1963 (see 00123873)
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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