tfng birthdays

Happy 70th Birthday to Guy Bluford!

*In addition to flying on four shuttle missions (STS-8, STS-61-A, STS-39, and STS-53) and becoming the first African-American to go into space in 1983, Colonel Bluford also served as a T-38 instructor pilot and has flown over 5,200 hours in various jet aircraft (along with 688 hours of spaceflight).

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Happy Birthday to Rhea Seddon and Dale Gardner, who turn 65 and 64 years old (respectively) today!

*In addition to serving as a mission specialist on three shuttle flights (STS-51-D, STS-40, and STS-58) Dr. Seddon currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt Medical Group in Nashville, Tennessee.

*In addition to serving as a mission specialist on two shuttle flights (STS-8 and STS-51-A), Capt. Gardner logged over 2,300 hours of flight time in 20 different types of aircraft/spacecraft, with 337 of that total aboard Challenger and Discovery in orbit.