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ONLINE PREMIER OF THE DOCUMENTARY “COLOR OF SPACE,” June 19, 2022, NASA TV, 12:00, 5:00, 9:00 pm ET

NASA TV will air the online premier of the 50-minute documentary “Color of Space” on June 19, 2022 beginning at 12:00 pm ET and repeated at 5:00 pm ET and 9:00 pm ET.  Other programming about contributions to NASA by Blacks will also air that day.

June 19 is “Juneteenth,” a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

The documentary is based on a March 25, 2022 panel discussion at Space Center Houston with Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche, the first Black woman to lead a NASA center, and seven current and former Black astronauts — current astronauts Stephanie Wilson, Victor Glover, and Jeanette Epps, and retired astronauts Leland Melvin, Bernard Harris, Robert Curbeam, and Bobby Satcher.

It also features “recordings of conversations between the astronauts and students in middle school, as well as students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges and Universities” and “rare archival footage and interviews with Guion ‘Guy’ Bluford, the first Black man in space; Charlie Bolden, retired astronaut and first Black NASA administrator; former astronauts Alvin Drew and Joan Higginbotham; and Ed Dwight, America’s first African-American astronaut candidate. ”

More information about the documentary is on NASA’s website.

The full list of Juneteenth-related programming NASA TV will air that day is as follows (as of June 17):

June 19, Sunday
10:30 a.m. – Rocket Ranch: Being Black in the NASA Family, Finding Inspiration, and Becoming More Inclusive (Public Channel)
11 a.m. – The Power of African American Leadership in NASA (Public Channel)
12 p.m. – The Color of Space: Stories of Inspiration from Black NASA Astronauts (Premiere) (Public Channel)
1 p.m. – National Museum of African American History and Culture Presents: Through the Window and Into the Mirror: A Career Conversation Series with NASA astronaut Dr. Jessica Watkins (Public Channel)
2 p.m. – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Presents African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space with Victor Glover (Public Channel)
3 p.m. – Trailblazers: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman (Public Channel)
4 p.m. – The Power of African American Leadership in NASA (Public Channel)
5 p.m. – The Color of Space – Headquarters (Public Channel)
6 p.m. – Trailblazers: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman (Public Channel)
8 p.m. – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Presents African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space with Victor Glover (Public Channel)
9 p.m. – The Color of Space: Stories of Inspiration from Black NASA Astronauts (Public Channel)
10 p.m. – National Museum of African American History and Culture Presents: Through the Window and Into the Mirror: A Career Conversation Series with NASA astronaut Dr. Jessica Watkins (Public Channel)

Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm