Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Ph.D. (Colonel, U.S. Air Force - Retired): First African-American in Space
Born: November 22, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Educational Background: Bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from Pennsylvania State
University; master of science and doctorate of philosophy in aerospace engineering from Air Force
Institute of Technology; master in business administration, University of Houston, Clear Lake.
Missions Flown: Flew on STS-8, STS 61-A, STS-39, and STS-53.
Mission Photos: STS-8, STS 61-A, STS-39, and STS-53.
Present Occupation: Currently Vice President and General Manager, Engineering Services Division,
NYMA Inc., Brook Park, Ohio.