About aSV NSBE Jr. VIP Screening of THE SPACE RACE

Join us in learning, sharing, and exploring our history by hosting a Movie Fundraiser for your classroom, school, school-district, church, youth, or community group.

Coming to DisneyPlus for Black History Month in February 2024 is THE SPACE RACE and aSTEAM Village NSBE Jr. is proud to host an International Pre-Screening of the movie.

THE SPACE RACE uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists that became astronauts.


THE SPACE RACE weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden, among many others. In THE SPACE RACE, directors Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (The Redeem Team) and Lisa Cortés (Little Richard: I Am Everything) profile the pioneering Black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space, even as their country failed to achieve equality for them back on Earth.

From 1963, when the assassination of JFK thwarted Captain Ed Dwight’s quest to reach the moon, to 2020, when the echoes of the civil unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd reached the International Space Station, the story of African Americans at NASA is a tale of world events colliding with the aspirations of uncommon men. The bright dreams of Afrofuturism become reality in THE SPACE RACE, turning science fiction into science fact and forever redefining what “the right stuff” looks like, giving us new heroes to celebrate and a hidden history to discover.



All proceeds go to the aSTEAM Village NSBE Jr. Kansas City Chapter

aSTEAM Village will have 30 students attending and competing during the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 50th Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA March 20th thru 24th. This is one of several fundraisers the students and parents are hosting to raise the $30,000 in travel, lodging, meals, supplies, and materials.



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