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Guion Bluford Jr: The First African American Astronaut in Space


Guion Bluford Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Air Force officer. He made history as the first African American astronaut to travel to space. Bluford was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1978 and flew on four Space Shuttle missions between 1983 and 1992. His missions included deployments of satellites, scientific research, and experiments. Bluford's contributions to space exploration have been significant, paving the way for future generations of astronauts from diverse backgrounds.






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