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Former NASA Astronaut & First African-American In Space

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 Guion S. Bluford Biography

Dr. Guion S. Bluford, Jr. is the president and founder of The Aerospace Technology Group (ATG), an aerospace technology and business consulting organization specializing in aviation and space related technology development, analysis and marketing related activities. Prior to joining ATG, Dr. Bluford was Vice President of Microgravity R&D and Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation and was responsible for all corporate microgravity research and technical development activities in support of NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) Enterprise. He also served as the Program Manager of the NASA Glenn Research Center's Microgravity Research, Development and Operations Contract (MRDOC). Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Dr. Bluford was responsible for the design, development, integration and operational support of the NASA Fluids and Combustion Facility and associated space flight experiment hardware for the International Space Station. Prior to joining Northrup Grumman, he was Vice President of the Aerospace Sector of Federal Data Corporation (FDC) and was responsible for all NASA business. He has also been the Vice President of the Engineering Services Division of NYMA Inc and Program Manager of the NASA Lewis Research Center's Scientific Engineering, Technical and Administrative Related Services (SETAR) contract.

Prior to his service with Northrop Grumman, FDC and NYMA, Inc., Dr. Bluford was a NASA mission specialist and payload commander astronaut on four Space Shuttle missions. He was selected in the first class of space shuttle astronauts in 1978 and was the first African American to fly in space in 1983 aboard Space Shuttle Challenger. In addition, he flew on a Spacelab flight as payload commander in 1985, a Department of Defense Strategic Defense Initiative Office flight in 1991, and a classified Department of Defense flight in 1992. He has logged over 688 hours in space.

Dr. Bluford served 29 years in the United States Air Force as an Air Force tactical fighter pilot in Vietnam, instructor pilot, staff development engineer, Branch Chief of the Aerodynamics and Airframe Branch of the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory and NASA Astronaut. He has over 5,200 hours of jet flight time in ten different aircrafts. Dr. Bluford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University and Masters of Science and Ph.D degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX.

He has been awarded the Department of Defense's Superior Service and three Meritorious Service Medals; the Air Force's Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service, Commendation, and ten Air Medals; NASA's Distinguished Service, Exceptional Service and four Space Flight Medals: the State of Pennsylvania's Distinguished Service Medal and thirteen honorary doctorate degrees. An AIAA fellow, he was inducted into the Space Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Guion S. Bluford

Former NASA Astronaut & First African-American In Space

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Guion S. Bluford Biography

Dr. Guion S. Bluford, Jr. is the president and founder of The Aerospace Technology Group (ATG), an aerospace technology and business consulting organization specializing in aviation and space related technology development, analysis and marketing related activities. Prior to joining ATG, Dr. Bluford was Vice President of Microgravity R&D and Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation and was responsible for all corporate microgravity research and technical development activities in support of NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) Enterprise. He also served as the Program Manager of the NASA Glenn Research Center's Microgravity Research, Development and Operations Contract (MRDOC). Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Dr. Bluford was responsible for the design, development, integration and operational support of the NASA Fluids and Combustion Facility and associated space flight experiment hardware for the International Space Station. Prior to joining Northrup Grumman, he was Vice President of the Aerospace Sector of Federal Data Corporation (FDC) and was responsible for all NASA business. He has also been the Vice President of the Engineering Services Division of NYMA Inc and Program Manager of the NASA Lewis Research Center's Scientific Engineering, Technical and Administrative Related Services (SETAR) contract.

Prior to his service with Northrop Grumman, FDC and NYMA, Inc., Dr. Bluford was a NASA mission specialist and payload commander astronaut on four Space Shuttle missions. He was selected in the first class of space shuttle astronauts in 1978 and was the first African American to fly in space in 1983 aboard Space Shuttle Challenger. In addition, he flew on a Spacelab flight as payload commander in 1985, a Department of Defense Strategic Defense Initiative Office flight in 1991, and a classified Department of Defense flight in 1992. He has logged over 688 hours in space.

Dr. Bluford served 29 years in the United States Air Force as an Air Force tactical fighter pilot in Vietnam, instructor pilot, staff development engineer, Branch Chief of the Aerodynamics and Airframe Branch of the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory and NASA Astronaut. He has over 5,200 hours of jet flight time in ten different aircrafts. Dr. Bluford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University and Masters of Science and Ph.D degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX.

He has been awarded the Department of Defense's Superior Service and three Meritorious Service Medals; the Air Force's Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service, Commendation, and ten Air Medals; NASA's Distinguished Service, Exceptional Service and four Space Flight Medals: the State of Pennsylvania's Distinguished Service Medal and thirteen honorary doctorate degrees. An AIAA fellow, he was inducted into the Space Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Guion S. Bluford Speaking Topics

  • Space Shuttle Program

  • Future of the Space Program and International Space Station

  • Career Opportunities in Science and Engineering

  • Minorities in Science and Engineering

  • College and University Commencement Speech

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  • How to book Guion S. Bluford?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Guion S. Bluford for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Guion S. Bluford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Guion S. Bluford or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Guion S. Bluford?

    Booking fees for Guion S. Bluford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Guion S. Bluford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Guion S. Bluford?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Guion S. Bluford for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Guion S. Bluford for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Guion S. Bluford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Guion S. Bluford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Guion S. Bluford is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Guion S. Bluford for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Guion S. Bluford generally travels from Cleveland, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Leroy Chiao, Steven Squyres, Wes Moore, Robert Ballard and Dominique Wilkins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Guion S. Bluford for an upcoming event.

Guion S. Bluford Speaker Videos

  • First African American Astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. Speaks At 2018 ...
    First African American Astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. Speaks At 2018 Gathering of Eagles. Red Tail Scholarship Foundation. Loading.
    Guy Bluford Remembered as the First African American Astronaut ...
    Jan 6, 2007 ... When he was accepted into NASA's astronaut training program in 1978, Guy Bluford never aimed to become the first African-American in space.

Guion S. Bluford Speaking Topics

  • Space Shuttle Program

  • Future of the Space Program and International Space Station

  • Career Opportunities in Science and Engineering

  • Minorities in Science and Engineering

  • College and University Commencement Speech

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