August 30, 1983 marks the date that Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. travelled into space. He is the first African-American and second person of African ancestry to go into space.
Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut. His first mission to space was on the 1983 'Challenger'. Bluford was aboard four missions to space, between 1983 and 1992.
Bluford's incredibly impressive credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Laser Physics, and a Master of Business Administration.
Learn about Bluford's inspiring story to space on today's "This Day In Weather History.”
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