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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Guion Bluford

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
NASA astronaut, aerospace engineer, military officer and engineering executive Guion S. Bluford, Jr., was born on November 22, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology, each in aerospace engineering. After completing U.S. Air Force training in 1966, Bluford flew 144 combat missions in Southeast Asia as an F4C fighter pilot and trained future Air Force and West German fighter pilots as a T-38 instructor pilot. Bluford was selected for the austronaut program in 1978, interrupting his work as branch chief in the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory. He was the first African American to fly in space, and to return for his second, third, and fourth visits. He logged more than 688 hours in space. In 1993, Bluford retired from NASA and the U.S. Air Force to become a senior aerospace industry executive.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
177 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Guion Bluford
Guion Bluford
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Westlake, Ohio 2013 May 9.
Description
1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 56 min., 46 sec.)) : sound, color
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