Guion Bluford

1942 - Today

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Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. (born November 22, 1942) is an American aerospace engineer, retired United States Air Force (USAF) officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, in which capacity he became the first African American to go to space. While assigned to NASA, he remained a USAF officer rising to the rank of colonel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guion Bluford has received more than 1,082,675 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Guion Bluford is the 260th most popular astronaut (down from 253rd in 2019), the 9,959th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,636th in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Guion Bluford ranks 260 out of 556Before him are Nicole Stott, Mikhail Kornienko, John L. Phillips, Janice E. Voss, Jasmin Moghbeli, and Robert F. Overmyer. After him are Yury Usachov, Eugene H. Trinh, Fei Junlong, Gennadi Manakov, Klaus-Dietrich Flade, and Oleg Kotov.

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Among people born in 1942, Guion Bluford ranks 615Before him are Barbara Parkins, Marianna Hill, Aníbal Ruiz, Ksenia Milicevic, Per Stig Møller, and Monique Ohsan Bellepeau. After him are Herbert Gruber, Danny Ongais, Munyoro Nyamau, Bob Hayes, Reinhold Durnthaler, and Gerhard Roth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Guion Bluford ranks 9,959 out of 20,380Before him are Tyler Hoechlin (1987), Juan Atkins (1962), Clem Burke (1954), Sharon Stouder (1948), Earl Scruggs (1924), and Randy Spears (1961). After him are Barbara Askins (1939), J. Carrol Naish (1896), Chuck Peddle (1937), Flo Rida (1979), Mavis Staples (1939), and Ollan Cassell (1937).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Guion Bluford ranks 105Before him are Steven R. Nagel (1946), Timothy Kopra (1963), Nicole Stott (1962), John L. Phillips (1951), Janice E. Voss (1956), and Robert F. Overmyer (1936). After him are Lee Archambault (1960), Donald H. Peterson (1933), Michael Coats (1946), William C. McCool (1961), John Casper (1943), and Scott Kelly (1964).