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Bluford, Guion Stewart, Jr.

Bluford, Guion Stewart, Jr. (1942-), a United States astronaut. Bluford became the first black American in space while serving as a crew member on the shuttle Challenger during its flight in August, 1983.

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  • Is space tourism safe?

    Is space tourism safe?

    If you had the money, would you pay $200,000 to launch into space? For at least one couple, the answer is yes. But is a space tour safe for the average citizen? See more »

  • Life Aboard the International Space Station Quiz

    Life Aboard the International Space Station Quiz

    Ever wanted to know what it was like to be astronaut Mike Dexter? Take this quiz to test how well you'd do in microgravity. See more »

  • Spaced Out: Astronaut Quiz

    Spaced Out: Astronaut Quiz

    Astronauts have a reputation for being the brave and skilled few willing to risk their lives by strapping themselves aboard a rocket and blasting into outer space. How much do you know about this dangerous job? See more »

  • Spaced Out: Space Shuttle Quiz

    Spaced Out: Space Shuttle Quiz

    At its best, the space shuttle is the embodiment of 20th-century scientific progress, a stunningly complex vehicle that can lift into space, orbit the Earth, return to Earth's atmosphere, and be re-used in a matter of weeks. At its worst, the shuttle is a symbol of the dangers that come with space travel. How did the shuttle program begin? And what keeps astronauts alive in the depths of outer space? See more »

  • Top 10 Moments in Space Bathroom History

    Top 10 Moments in Space Bathroom History

    When you think about space travel, you probably don't take the time to wonder how astronauts go to the bathroom. However, the annals of aeronautic history abound with tales of space bathroom mishaps. Here are 10 of our favorites. See more »

  • Top 10 Space Conspiracy Theories

    Top 10 Space Conspiracy Theories

    Some people don't believe a man walked on the moon. Others still think the Earth is flat. Are the Illuminati preparing the Earth to become an alien colony? See more »

  • What is a gimbal -- and what does it have to do with NASA?

    What is a gimbal -- and what does it have to do with NASA?

    Believe it or not, to get to space and back, NASA relies on a piece of technology that's been around for centuries. Just what is a gimbal, anyway? See more »

  • What is it like to sleep in space?

    What is it like to sleep in space?

    When there are 16 sunsets every day, getting some shut-eye becomes a bit of an issue. Do astronauts get through it with some warm milk as they float? See more »

  • Why are there dozens of dead animals floating in space?

    Why are there dozens of dead animals floating in space?

    Neil Armstrong may have been the first man on the moon, but he wouldn't have gotten there without fruit flies, rhesus monkeys or a dog. See more »

  • Why do astronauts have to work out on the International Space Station?

    Why do astronauts have to work out on the International Space Station?

    Maybe Schwarzenegger had it right when he talked about the importance of pumping iron. Astronauts spend as long as four hours a day exercising. But why? See more »

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