Sian Proctor, the first black woman to pilot spacecraft

Sian Proctor, the 51-year-old geoscientist, artist, and airplane pilot has finally achieved her goal of becoming a pilot of a spacecraft. In 2009, Proctor made it to the final round of NASA’s competitive astronaut selection process and also spent four months as a crew member in a simulated Mars habitat in Hawaii. She termed her achievement a breakthrough in Black history.

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