Happy Birthday to Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, born on January 29, 1942, in Guantánamo, Cuba. Méndez was orphaned as an infant, and spent some of his childhood working as a shoeshine and vegetable seller. He was selected as an astronaut in the Soviet Union’s seventh Intercosmos program in 1978. Méndez was the first Latinx and the first African-American to travel in space.
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