Retired U.S. Air Force Honorary Brigadier General Charles McGee speaks with NASA astronaut Alvin Drew during a Black History Month program titled “Trailblazers, The Story of a Tuskegee Airman.” McGee, a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, and Drew spoke at NASA Headquarters in Washington on Feb. 5, 2020. McGee was a career officer in the Air Force, also serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Over his 30 years of service he flew 409 combat missions. Of the 355 Tuskegee pilots who flew in combat, McGee is one of only nine surviving.

Drew has been a NASA astronaut since 2000, flying aboard space shuttle missions STS-118 in 2007 and STS-133 in 2001, the final flight of the orbiter Discovery. Both missions carried supplies and components to the International Space Station, helping complete its construction.

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美国退役空军荣誉准将查尔斯·麦吉在名为“开拓者,塔斯克吉航空兵的故事”的黑人历史月节目中与NASA宇航员阿尔文·德鲁进行了交谈。麦吉是第二次世界大战期间塔斯基吉号飞行员,德鲁于2020年2月5日在华盛顿NASA总部发表了讲话。麦吉是美国空军的一名职业军官,也曾在朝鲜战争和越南战争期间服役。在他30年的服役生涯中,他执行了409次战斗任务。在355名参加战斗飞行的塔斯基吉飞行员中,麦吉是仅有的9名幸存者之一。

德鲁从2000年开始担任美国宇航局宇航员,2007年执行STS-118任务,2001年执行STS-133任务,这是发现号航天飞机的最后一次飞行。两项任务都向国际空间站运送了补给品和零件,帮助完成空间站的建设。

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