Habari Gani is Swahili for: “What’s the news?”
The NEWS for you is: EMPOWERMENT.
Here’s your EMPOWERMENT LESSON for the week of April 7:
This Week’s Black History Icon: 5 Things To Know About Guion S. Bluford
In ADDITION to being the FIRST African American in Space, Guion Bluford ALSO:
- Has a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering
- Authored and presented several scientific papers on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Logged almost 700 hours in space
- Was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame (1997), and the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame (2010)
- Is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers
Extra tidbits: Guion Bluford was one of 35 astronaut candidates selected from a pool of 10,000 applicants. Bluford currently works as President of Aerospace Technology, a Cleveland, Ohio-based engineering consulting firm. Bluford and his wife Linda have two sons, Guion III and James.
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