 Frederick Drew Gregory was born on January 7,  1941 in Washington, D.C. He received a bachelors degree from the United ...
 Gregory  graduated from Anacostia High  school and got an appointment to the U.S Air  Force Academy in Colorado Springs....
   Gregory completed three missions in space.   First was the STS-51B and it was on the “Challenger.”    The Astronauts ...
Astronauts: RonaldMcNair, Guion Bluford,and Frederick Gregory
 He married former Barbara Archer Of  Washington, D.C on June 3, 1964. Barbara had died in 2008. They both had two chil...
“I always wanted tofly.”-Frederick’s words whenhe was a child.
 Frederick  was selected Distinguished  National Scientist by the National Society of  Black Engineers in 1979. He was c...
Frederick looking at themodel of a spaceshuttle.
Confirmed by thesenate on August 12,2002 he was officiallyNASA’s first AfricanAmerican DeputyAdministrator.
Color: BlueQuote: “You are significantand you will contribute.”Time of Year: Spring &Summer Vacation Spot: Cruises
 Gregory  went into further training such as  learning to pilot fixed wing aircraft. He was assigned to be a test pilot ...
Gregory and his STS-33crew.
Young Gregory
Frederick Gregorycommanding a spaceshuttle.
 Order of Daedalians The Air Force Association The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc United States Air Force Academy Endowment Ome...
 Defense  Superior Service Medal Defense Meritorious Medal 16 Air Medals 2 NASA Distinguished Air Medals 3 NASA Space...
The AstronautScholarship Foundationcenter.
 80  astronauts are helping to support  students, including Frederick Gregory. It is provided for college students who h...
-Reef, Catherine. "Gregory, Frederick Drew." African Americans in the Military, A to Z of   African Americans. New York: F...
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  1. 1.  Frederick Drew Gregory was born on January 7, 1941 in Washington, D.C. He received a bachelors degree from the United States Air Force Academy and Masters Degree form George Washington University. When he was a child he said, “I always wanted to fly”. He wanted to fly a military aircraft. He started off as an U.S. Air Force pilot and then he joined the NASA and became an astronaut. He was the first African American to command a space shuttle mission.
  2. 2.  Gregory graduated from Anacostia High school and got an appointment to the U.S Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He then earned a degree in military engineering. He trained as a helicopter pilot in Stead Air Force Base in Nevada. He flew the H-43 rescue helicopter. He flew 550 combat missions. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1967 to rescuing four marines in a downed helicopter that was on fire. Commanded a space shuttle mission under his resposibility.
  3. 3.  Gregory completed three missions in space. First was the STS-51B and it was on the “Challenger.” The Astronauts tested experiments and landed on the dry lake bed at Edwards air force Base in CA on May 6, 1985. The second was STS-33, where Frederick was commander and took full responsibility. On aboard the “Discovery” was successful. Third mission was STS-44 on the “Atlantis”. During this voyage such experiments were tested to see how well a space-borne observer can gather information on ground troops. This shuttle went up on November24, 1991 and came back a week later.
  4. 4. Astronauts: RonaldMcNair, Guion Bluford,and Frederick Gregory
  5. 5.  He married former Barbara Archer Of Washington, D.C on June 3, 1964. Barbara had died in 2008. They both had two children Frederick Jr. and Heather Lynn. He is now married to former Annette Becke of Washington, D.C.
  6. 6. “I always wanted tofly.”-Frederick’s words whenhe was a child.
  7. 7.  Frederick was selected Distinguished National Scientist by the National Society of Black Engineers in 1979. He was chosen as the Top 20 Minority Engineer’s and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of the District Of Columbia. He was chosen the NASA’s agency second in command in August 2002.
  8. 8. Frederick looking at themodel of a spaceshuttle.
  9. 9. Confirmed by thesenate on August 12,2002 he was officiallyNASA’s first AfricanAmerican DeputyAdministrator.
  10. 10. Color: BlueQuote: “You are significantand you will contribute.”Time of Year: Spring &Summer Vacation Spot: Cruises
  11. 11.  Gregory went into further training such as learning to pilot fixed wing aircraft. He was assigned to be a test pilot flying jets and helicopters. He was then temporarily working in NASA’s Langley Research Center as a test pilot. This had helped him to get a master’s degree.
  12. 12. Gregory and his STS-33crew.
  13. 13. Young Gregory
  14. 14. Frederick Gregorycommanding a spaceshuttle.
  15. 15.  Order of Daedalians The Air Force Association The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc United States Air Force Academy Endowment Omega Psi Phi fraternity
  16. 16.  Defense Superior Service Medal Defense Meritorious Medal 16 Air Medals 2 NASA Distinguished Air Medals 3 NASA Space Flight Medals The Air force Commendation Medal 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses National Scientist Award NASA Outstanding Leadership Award
  17. 17. The AstronautScholarship Foundationcenter.
  18. 18.  80 astronauts are helping to support students, including Frederick Gregory. It is provided for college students who have the motivation to have a job in the science or engineering field of any major. It is a non-profit organization. Gregory is one of the board directors. The scholarship money is raised through fund raising events, donations, autographs, etc.
  19. 19. -Reef, Catherine. "Gregory, Frederick Drew." African Americans in the Military, A to Z of African Americans. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2004. African-American History Online. Facts On File, Inc.http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp-Spangenburg, Ray, and Kit Moser. "Gregory, Frederick Drew." African Americans in Science, Math, and Invention, A to Z of African Americans. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2003. African-American History Online. Facts On File, Inc.http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp-Manos, Nick. "Gregory, Frederick Drew (1941--)." The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.<http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/gregory-frederick-drew-1941>.-"Frederick D. Gregory." Black History. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.<http://blkhistory.com/m/person/view/Frederick-D-Gregory>.-Lyndon, Johnson. "Astronaut Bio: Frederick D. Gregory." Web. 22 Feb. 2012.<http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/gregory-fd.html>.-"Col. Frederick D. Gregory, Sr. Biography." The HistoryMakers.com. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.<http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp?bioindex=1595>.-"About the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation - Astronaut Scholarship Foundation." Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Web. 24 Feb. 2012.<http://www.astronautscholarship.org/aboutus.html>.

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