Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

Astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. Full Name: Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.
Nationality:

American

Profession: Astronaut
Why Famous: Air Force officer and the first African-American astronaut.

Born: October 2, 1935
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Died: December 8, 1967 (aged 32)
Cause of Death: Killed during training in a plane crash of an F-104 Starfighter

Historical Events in the Life of Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

  • 1967-06-30 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut

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