Sian Proctor is the first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft
As the pilot for the Inspiration4 mission, Sian Proctor is inspiration to never give up on your goals. From the New York Times:
Dr. Proctor, who is African American and holds a doctorate in science education, had come close to becoming an astronaut the old-fashioned way. She said that in 2009, she was among 47 finalists whom NASA selected from 3,500 applications. The space agency chose nine new astronauts that year. Dr. Proctor was not one of them.
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