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Q. It's Black History month and I was wondering who the first black person was who flew in space? — Kaitlyn L.
A. The first African-American male in space was Guion S. Bluford Jr. He flew for six days in 1983 in shuttle Challenger.

Guion S. Bluford Jr. Biography of Guion S. Bluford Jr. [NASA]  »»

Guy Bluford Remembered Twenty Years Later [NASA]  »»


The first African-American female in space was Mae C. Jemison, M.D. She flew for eight days in shuttle Endeavour in 1992.

Mae C. Jemison Biography of Mae C. Jemison [NASA]  »»




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