Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.

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Birthday
2, 1935
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Dec 8, 1967 (32)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1935
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Dec 8, 1967 (32)

About

The first African American astronaut, though he died tragically before traveling to space.

Before Fame

He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

Trivia

He died in the crash of a F-104 Starfighter at Edwards Air Force Base.

Family Life

He was married to Barbara Cress.

Associated With

He was the first African American astronaut, though Guion Bluford was the first African American in space.