Bluford, Guion S(tewart), Jr.

Bluford, Guion S(tewart), Jr.
born Nov. 22, 1942, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.

U.S. astronaut.

He flew 144 combat missions in the Vietnam War; on his return, he received a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He joined NASA's astronaut program in 1978 and flew on numerous space-shuttle missions; his first was Challenger's third flight (1983), the first to be launched and land at night. He was the first African American to fly in space.

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