~ politics petitions pollution and pop culture 1983 – The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space. 08/30/2022 Nativegrl77 Bluford became the #first African American to travel in space in 1983, as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger.Guion S. Bluford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1942. Bluford became the first African American to travel in space in 1983, as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger. He later participated in three other missions. His career began as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, flying 144 missions during the Vietnam War, before becoming a NASA astronaut in 1979. For the complete article blackthen.com AdvertisementShare this:TweetShare on TumblrMoreLike this:Like Loading... Related
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