Guion Stewart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1942. Graduating from Overbrook High School in 1960 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1964.
He continued his education with a Master of Science from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology a Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration just to name a few.
He began pilot training at Williams Air Force Base earning his wings in 1966. Assigned to combat duty in Vietnam he flew some 144 combat missions, 65 of which were over North Vietnam.
What you may not know about Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr. is that he was the first African-American in space board the Challenger on mission STS-8. He retired from the Air Force in 1993. He was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 1997, and inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2010.
He is a member of several organizations and living in Philadelphia. Until tomorrow be like Guion and keep those pearly whites shinning, look him up and you’ll see what I mean.