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Penn State's Guy Bluford, First African American in Space, Featured on Fox News

by on February 15, 2013 3:42 PM

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Guy Bluford became the first African American in space on Aug. 30, 1983, as a member of the crew aboard the third flight of the space shuttle Challenger.

After graduating from Penn State in 1964 with a B.S. in aerospace engineering, he entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a pilot during the Vietnam War, according to Penn State.

Bluford was recently featured on Fox News as part of Black History Month. The video of that feature is embedded above.



Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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