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August 30: Guion “Guy” Bluford became the first African American to experience space travel, 1983
Published August 30, 2021

Retired Air Force Col. Guion Bluford discusses his career as a fighter pilot in Vietnam and later as the first black astronaut in space at a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Bluford, 77, was presented with the Ohio Distinguished Service Medal, the state’s highest non-combat decoration for service, by Gov. Mike DeWine. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

August 30: Guion “Guy” Bluford became the first African American to experience space travel, 1983

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