United States – Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., First African American to travel to outer space

Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr., was the first African American astronaut. Between 1983-1992, Bluford traveled “out of this world” four times, beginning with a ride on the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger.  This first flight was on August 30th, 1983. References: Anderson, Brian.  April 16, 2021.  “Innovator’s Spotlight: Col. Guion S. Bluford.”  Official … Continue reading United States – Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., First African American to travel to outer space