It was a different time back then, 1957 or ’58
This is one of the funniest things I have seen in ages. The Old Negro Space Program is a ten-minute documentary that’s one part Negro Baseball League, one part NASA, and all Spinal Tap. The parody of the professor and the crappy Photoshopping cracks me up. Keep your eye out for Peter ‘Stinky Pete’ Carver.
As a sidenote, NASA had a single African-American astronaut, Robert H. Lawrence Jr., during the race for the moon, but he died in an air crash in 1967.