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  1. Thus, in 1978, a new group of 35 astronauts was selected after 9 years without new astronauts, including the first American female astronauts, with one of them, Judith Resnik, also being the first Jewish American astronaut, as well as the first African-American astronauts to fly, Guion Bluford and Frederick D. Gregory (the first black astronaut ...

  2. Jan 13, 2023 · Jan 13, 2023. Article. Patch of the 1978 Astronaut Class, designed by noted space artist Robert T. McCall. On Jan. 16, 1978, NASA announced the selection of 35 new astronauts, the first time in more than eight years that the agency had admitted new astronauts. The selection of the first class of space shuttle astronauts held historic ...

  3. www.nasa.gov › image-article › 1978-astronaut-class1978 Astronaut Class - NASA

    Nov 20, 2016 · The Astronaut Class of 1978 was NASA’s first new group of astronauts since 1969. This class was notable for many reasons, including having the first African-American and first Asian-American astronauts, and the first women. S78-26481 (January 1978) — This is a montage of the individual portraits of the 35-member 1978 class of astronaut ...

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  5. Mar 21, 2013 · Mar 21, 2013. Article. The Astronaut Class of 1978, otherwise known as the “Thirty-Five New Guys,” was NASA’s first new group of astronauts since 1969. This class was notable for many reasons, including having the first African-American and first Asian-American astronauts. During Women’s History Month in March, NASA especially ...

  6. This is a list of astronauts by year of selection: people selected to train for a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Until recently, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military or by civilian space agencies. However, with the advent of suborbital flight starting with privately funded SpaceShipOne ...

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