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Twenty years ago today, Guion "Guy" Bluford became the first African-American In Space. The first black man in outer space had been Cuban Col. Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez on the Soviet mission Salyut 6 in 1980.

Guy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1942. His mother was a teacher and his father an engineer. The Blufords encouraged all four of their sons to work hard and set their goals high. Guy, certainly did.

Learn more about this fascinating man.


January 6, 2009 at 11:02 am
(1) celeste the gost says:

why the hecksy didnt you people show his mother and father and brothers’ names!?!?!?!???? its very frustrating

January 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm
(2) oliver vaughan says:

yea i no i got a school project to do on this and that is very very important for u to have his parents names

March 3, 2009 at 9:45 pm
(3) friendlyread says:

I understand he is an Eagle Scout. Why isn’t this mentioned?

March 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm
(4) Nick Greene says:

Where did you hear this? It’s not listed in any bio of him that I’ve read.

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