Your Black History: First Black Man Flew in Space 30 Years Ago

September 3, 2013   // 0 Comments

by Barry Burch Jr. Last Friday, August 30, represents 30 years passed, since Guion “Guy” Bluford became the first African-American to travel through space.  He launched into low-Earth orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, as reported by the Huffington Post.  But he never intended on being a pioneer. In a statement from NASA, Bluford said, “My desire was to make a contribution to the program...

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