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Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine feature story highlights trailblazing SU students - 7/1/2014 -

Seven former SU students who were first to enroll in the the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) newly created cooperative education program in 1964, were featured in a story on how integration came to the nationís space agency in the mid-1960s.

In January 1964, SU engineering students Walter Applewhite, Wesley Carter, George Bourda, Tommy Dubone, William Winfield, Frank C. Williams Jr., and Morgan Watson left Baton Rouge to work at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama as the first African-American engineers at NASA in the South, as the first hires in the newly created NASA Cooperative Education Program.

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