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Online: Free Film screening of The Space Race – The untold story of Black Astronauts

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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The Canadian Black Scientists Network national office is pleased to present National Geographic’s documentary THE SPACE RACE

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

All are welcome!

  • Join a VIRTUAL SCREENING, hosted by the Canadian Black Scientists Network National Office 
  • February 18, 2024. 4pm – 6:30pm ET


  • 3: 50pm – 4:10pm. ET Attendee login
  • 4:10pm – 4:20pm. ET Introduction to the film & the Canadian Black Scientists Network
  • 4:20pm -5:50 pm. ET Film screening: The Space Race
  • 5:50 – 6:10. ET Q&A with Professor Maydianne Andrade
  • 6:10 – 6:30pm ET. Audience Q&A

Registration is free.

Donations to the network would be appreciated and will support our Youth Science Fair & other programming.

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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. View the trailer here.

The Space Race premieres Sunday, March 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic and streaming on STACKTV.

Additional In-person Screenings. Registration is required as seating is limited:

  • February 17, 2024. In partnership with Imhotep’s Legacy Academy in Halifax, NS  REGISTER.
  • February 21, 2024. In partnership with the CBSN National Office & University of Toronto Scarborough in Scarborough, ON.
  • February 24, 2024. In partnership with CBSN-BC & Douglas College in New Westminster, BC. REGISTER
  • February 27, 2024. In partnership with CBSN-Saskatchewan & University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK.
  • March 1, 2024. In partnership with CBSN-ON & McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.