NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, and Kennedy Space Center director Robert Cabana pose for a photo as space shuttle Atlantis rolls toward its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complexi n Cape Canaveral, Fla. in 2012.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, and Kennedy Space Center director Robert Cabana pose for a photo as space shuttle Atlantis rolls toward its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complexi n Cape Canaveral, Fla. in 2012.

Tuesday, Dec 29 12 p.m. (ET)

The Intersection Of Civil Rights History & The Space Program (Rebroadcast)

The rise of the American space program overlapped with the dawn of the civil rights movement in the United States. Many of NASA's first African-American employees worked to send humans into space while at the same time finding their place in the struggle for racial equality. Kojo explores this intersection in history.

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