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Guion Stewart Blufurd
Guion Blufurd was born in the year 1942. He grew up in a household where academic success was encouraged. When going into college, Blufurd wanted to be in the U.S Air Force. He graduated in 1964 with a degree in aerospace engineering.
Guion Stewart Blufurd was the first African American to fly in space. The first time he was in space, he took of on August 30, 1983. He rode the Challenger on NASA's eighth space shuttle mission. In his career, he flew four shuttle missions.
When Bluford became an astronaut, he showed Americans that African Americans could set personal goals too. Bluford was a role model to African Americans. He showed them that African Americans could be anything they put their mind to.
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