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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.


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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hello James-as a pilot myself I really enjoyed this one. He definitely was a man ahead of his time and a real pioneer.

Sep 03, 2017 04:13 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray thanks for sharing this information about an aerospace pioneer.... I didn't know there was a Hall of Fame for astronauts....

Sep 03, 2017 04:28 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

For some reason, James, I had no recollection of this astronaut. I also didn't know there was a Hall of Fame for astronauts.

Sep 03, 2017 04:45 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

I knew of his astronaut and flying career but not his education.

Make yourself an astonishing day. 

Sep 03, 2017 05:23 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for telling us about Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.

Sep 03, 2017 05:52 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Once again, had no idea. Guion is very accomplished! Enjoy your day!

Sep 03, 2017 06:10 AM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

An interesting choice of academic endeavors as well as his Challenger claim to fame !

Sep 03, 2017 06:18 AM #7
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

It is so interesting to find out what the war time pilots lives became after the war. 

Sep 03, 2017 06:41 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Gorwing up I thought that my ultimate ambition was to be an astronaut. They were beyond cool.

Sep 03, 2017 06:48 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, Once again you came up with a good one to tell us about.  Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend!


Sep 03, 2017 07:08 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I dated someone from Overbrook High School. What a great story and man.

Sep 03, 2017 07:16 AM #11
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I finally knew one this week. Thanks for another lesson in history.

Sep 03, 2017 07:25 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful story you shared with us.  It is perfect on this very hot Sunday in California...A

Sep 03, 2017 07:46 AM #13
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

James Dray Thanks for the history lesson on Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.

Sep 03, 2017 11:54 AM #14
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Wow Jame - someone who grew up close to where I live outside Philadelphia.

Sep 03, 2017 12:09 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- what an interesting person and I too was unaware that there is an Astronauts Hall of Fame. 

Sep 03, 2017 03:30 PM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

It is another great story of American history; thank you so much James Dray 

Sep 03, 2017 06:01 PM #17
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I certainly was intrigued by all the education and accomplishments of  Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.  This gentleman came to Planet Earth with a real mission.

Sep 04, 2017 12:20 AM #18
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