I have seen the curvature of the earth. I have seen sights most people will never see. Flying at more than 70,000 feet is really beautiful and peaceful. I enjoy the quiet, hearing myself breathing, and the hum of the engine. I never take it for granted.”

— Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesda, first African-American female to pilot the U-2. Article inGood Black News, 18 February 2015