Guion Bluford Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Guion Bluford (Guion Stewart Bluford Jr.)

Last Updated: 07 Nov, 2023 | Views: 956

Age: 81

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Engineer, Fighter Pilot

Famous For: First African American Astronaut to go to space

Higher Education: B.S, M.S, MBA, Ph.D.

Guion Bluford Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
22 Nov, 1942 (81 Years 04 Months 26 Days)
Birth Country
United States
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Guion Bluford Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. was born on November 22, 1942 His achievements include being a retired U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, as well as a former NASA astronaut, the second person of African descent to walk in space. As an officer in the United States Air Force, he rose to the rank of colonel while assigned to NASA. In addition to participating in four Space Shuttle missions between 1983 and 1992, he also enjoys reading, swimming, jogging, racquetball, handball, and scuba diving. In 1964, he married Linda Tull and raised two sons, Guion III and James.


In January 1966, Bluford received his pilot wings at Williams Air Force Base.

Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, assigned Bluford as an instructor pilot for the 3630th Flying Training Wing in July 1967.

At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Bluford entered the "U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology residency school" in August 1972.

As a member of NASA astronaut group 8, Bluford became a NASA astronaut in January 1978.

On August 30, 1983, Bluford launched his first mission, STS-8, from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. 

Afterward, Bluford was a member of the STS-61-A crew that took part in the German D-1 Spacelab mission, which launched on October 30, 1985, from the Kennedy Space Center. 

In July 1993, Bluford retired from the Air Force and NASA.
Awards & Achievements:

USAF Command Pilot Astronaut Wings (1983)

Defense Superior Service Medal (1984)

Legion of Merit (1993)

Three Defense Meritorious Service Medals (1986, 1992, and 1993)

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (1978)

Air Force Air Medals (1967)

Unknown Facts:

In 2002, Molefi Kete Asante compiled a list of the 100 greatest African Americans.

Guion Bluford Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In feet Inches 5'7"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs
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Guion Bluford Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Guion Bluford Sr.
Mother's Name
Lolita Bluford
Linda Tull
Kenneth Bluford, Eugene Bluford
James Bluford, Guion III Bluford
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