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Full name : Guion Bluford

How old is Guion Bluford: 78 years Male

🎂 Birthday: November 22, 1942

🔯 Sun sign: Sagittarius

🌍 Nationality: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Guion Bluford Education: university of houston-clear lake (1987) ;

Guion Bluford Spouse: Linda Tull (m. 1964)

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Awards: NASA Space Flight Medal, Legion of Merit

Parents: Guion Bluford Sr., Lolita Bluford

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Guion Bluford was born on November 22, 1942 (age 78) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is a celebrity astronaut. In His career, Guion Bluford has achieved a NASA Space Flight Medal, Legion of Merit. He graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake (1987). The parents of Guion Bluford are Guion Bluford Sr., Lolita Bluford. His fiancee is Linda Tull (m. 1964).

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

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



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

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He married Linda Tull in 1964.

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

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Facts About Guion Bluford

● In His career, Guion Bluford has achieved a NASA Space Flight Medal, Legion of Merit
● He graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake (1987)
The parents of Guion Bluford are Guion Bluford Sr., Lolita Bluford
● His fiancee is Linda Tull (m. 1964)

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  • Neil Armstrong

    History was created when Armstrong put his left foot on the surface of Moon, thus becoming the first ever man to place his foot on someplace other than the Earth. He was and for centuries to come, will be regarded as the greatest American hero who created a landmark moment in human history. Trained as an aeronautical engineer, he soon took to being a test pilot and served as the same for a number of years before being selected as an astronaut. Interestingly, all his accomplishments would not have happened in the first place had his friend, Dick Day not placed his application for astronaut with the ones that arrived on time; Armstrong's application had arrived about a week after the deadline. Armstrong's first mission into the space was as command pilot of Gemini 8 in 1966. With this, he became the first civilian to fly in space. His second and last space flight occurred three years later in 1969 when he joined Aldrin and Collins aboard Apollo 11 for NASA's first manned mission to moon. Armstrong spent about two hours walking on the moon surface, collecting samples and conducting experiments. His fiery determination coupled with his heroic demeanour and unwavering team spirit made him a man of virtue and honor. To know in details about his life and profile, scroll further.

    Neil Armstrong

  • Buzz Aldrin

    Edwin Eugene ˜Buzz' Aldrin Jr. is an American astronaut and the second person to walk on the moon. Since his childhood days, he seemed destined to be an aviator and entered the Air Force after his graduation from West Point Military Academy where he flew 66 combat missions in Korea during the war. After the cease fire between North and South Korea, Aldrin enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning his PhD in Aeronautics and astronautics. He developed a thesis which focused on rendezvousing piloted spacecraft and soon entered the space program where he relied on his doctoral studies to create docking and rendezvous techniques for spacecrafts. He also pioneered underwater training techniques, which simulated zero-gravity situations and helped astronauts prepare to work in space. Aldrin served as a lunar module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, travelling with Commander Neil Armstrong and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins. On his return from the mission, he was decorated with the ˜Presidential Medal of Freedom', the highest American peacetime award. In recent years, Aldrin continued expansion of the space programs specifically calling for a return to moon and manned visits to Mars.

    Buzz Aldrin

  • Mae Jemison

    Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and former astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She holds the distinction of being the first African American woman to travel to space. She has stated that as a child she always knew she would fly amongst the stars. In her mind, travel to space would be as common as going to work. With a personality geared toward learning, she is the recipient of nine honorary doctorates in the fields of science, engineering, letters and the humanities. She also has a great sense of self-assurance and empathy. Once while serving in the Peace Corps, she overrode another doctor's diagnosis and called in an airlift for a patient at the cost of $80,000. When told she didn't have the authority, she responded that she didn't need it. Her diagnosis proved correct and the patient survived. This sense of confidence helped to catapult Mae far in the fields of science and technology. Since her time in space, Jemison has worked tirelessly to expand technology as well as educate the next generation of scientists. She has created multiple corporations and camps aimed at accomplishing this goal. Her continued ambitions play an important part in technological advancement. To know more about her life and works read on.

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  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride was an American physicist and astronaut who achieved iconic status by becoming the first American woman and third overall to travel to space. Although she was interested in science from a very young age, tennis was actually her first love. She made a brave decision to quit her studies at ˜Swarthmore College' to try a career in professional tennis. However, after being unable to make any major inroads in her tennis career, she returned to science with a renewed vigor. Ride spent the next few years accumulating degrees and knowledge, which would help her get selected for NASA's space program. She successfully completed an intense training and joined NASA for what would become a historic mission. In a span of four years, Ride was selected to travel in a space flight, which she embraced gladly. Her journey in the ˜Challenger' shuttle served as an inspiration for millions of women worldwide. Ride moved on to have a stellar career, going to space once more in the process, and garnering a host of awards and honours. She was involved in a lot of charity work during her older years, most of which was dedicated to girls and young women. Looking back at her incredible career, it would indeed be fitting to state that sports' loss was science's gain.

    Sally Ride

  • John Glenn

    The first American astronaut to orbit the earth, the third and the oldest American to make it to space, John Glenn is a man who has donned numerous hats in his lifetime. Before he became a legendary hero, he was a dedicated countryman who served in the United Sates Military, Navy and the Marine Corps. He served in the World War II and the Korean War, leading and flying many successful missions. Soon after, he became a test pilot and received a Distinguished Flying Cross for his record non-stop supersonic transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to New York. He was later recruited into NASA. On-board the ˜Friendship 7' spaceship, he successfully encircled the earth three times, thus becoming the first American to orbit the Earth. He then retired from NASA and became the United States Senator from Ohio and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. He passionately campaigned against nuclear weapons all through his tenure in the Senate. He has received numerous awards and decorations including the NASA service medal, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom among many others.

    John Glenn

  • Chris Hadfield

    Canadian Air Force Commander who became the first Canadian in history to walk in space. He gained a fan base on social media when he posted pictures aboard a space station of the Earth.

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  • Michael Collins

    Michael Collins is one of the three astronauts, who worked on the ˜Apollo 11' mission, which made the first lunar landing, one of the biggest events in history of mankind. While his colleagues, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon, Collins was the command module pilot of the mission, who orbited around the moon. After an initial rejection, Collins was chosen by NASA to be a part of the ˜Astronaut Group 3'. His first spaceflight assignment was the ˜Gemini 10' mission, during which he performed the spacewalk. Michael Collins was an army man, before he joined NASA. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, after which he joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned to the Chambley-Bussieres Air Base, France. He has been the recipient of numerous honours and decorations including, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Collier Trophy, the Hubbard Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom among many others. After he retired from NASA, he became Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Department of State. He later established his own consulting business.

    Michael Collins

  • Timothy Peake

    After serving in the British Army Air Corps, this military test pilot began his career as an astronaut with the European Space Agency. He holds the distinction of being the ESA's first English astronaut.

    Timothy Peake