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The Lost Astronaut
The Lost Astronaut

THE LOST ASTRONAUT

Directed by Ben Proudfoot
United States, Canada, 2019
Documentary, Short

Synopsis

Ed Dwight Jr. was poised to become NASA’s first African-American astronaut—until, suddenly, he wasn’t. In a succinct chronicling of 1960s US history, The Lost Astronaut looks back at pivotal moments in Ed’s career and exposes the systemic racism that snatched away his chance to make history.

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Synopsis

Ed Dwight Jr. was poised to become NASA’s first African-American astronaut—until, suddenly, he wasn’t. In a succinct chronicling of 1960s US history, The Lost Astronaut looks back at pivotal moments in Ed’s career and exposes the systemic racism that snatched away his chance to make history.