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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks at a panel discussion on the search for life beyond Earth at NASA headquarters in 2014. Joel Kowsky/NASA hide caption

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First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

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Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina after his 24+ hour filibuster in 1957. He was a Democrat then. Later, Thurmond would switch to the Republican Party. AP hide caption

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