Virgin Galactic has awarded scholarships to black students in a scheme to make spaceflight more diverse.
Five science and technology students from across the US have been selected as part of the company’s Galactic Unite Black Leaders in Aerospace Scholarship and Training (BLAST) program.
The company said they will receive mentoring, paid summer internships and job placement opportunities upon graduation. In addition, each student will receive $5,000 in scholarship funding per award, which is renewable for up to 3 years.
BLAST selectees will…