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Arts and Issues

Arts & Issues and the SIUE Department of Physics Shaw Lecture Series present:

Dr. Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr.
The Future of the Space Program and International Space Station

Dr. Mae C. Jemison

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Meridian Ballroom, Morris University Center

In 1983, Dr. Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) was the first African American to fly in space. He was the first African American to be awarded NASA’s coveted Astronaut Pin and the U.S. Air Force’s Command Pilot Astronaut Wings. Dr. Bluford was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 1997 and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2010. He has logged more than 5,200 hours in high performance jet aircraft and has flown 688 hours in space on four Space Shuttle missions. He flew 144 combat missions in southeast Asia as an F-4C fighter pilot, with 65 missions over North Vietnam. Bluford received his doctor of philosophy degree in aerospace engineering with a minor in laser physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1978


Sponsored by:

The SIUE Graduate School and the Dr. William Shaw Lectureship Endowment


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