Dr. Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.

Name: Dr. Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.

STEM Career: Aerospace Engineer (The development of aircraft and spacecraft)

Significant Contribution/s: First African American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut

Birth: November 22, 1942

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