Guion Bluford

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Birthday
22, 1942
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1942 (age 75)
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA

About

As a crew member of Space Shuttle mission STS-8, he became the first African-American to venture into space.

Before Fame

He attended Penn State University, where he earned a PhD in aerospace engineering and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Trivia

He was selected as one of the 100 Greatest African Americans by scholar Molefi Kete Asante.

Family Life

He married Linda Tull in 1964.

Associated With

He flew aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger before its ill-fated mission that killed Christa McAuliffe.