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Black Nouveau Hosts Astronaut

March 3, 2008

Guion "Guy" Bluford, the astronaut who became the first African American in space, is interviewed on Milwaukee Public Television's Black Nouveau, Wednesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. on MPTV-10 and MPTV-HD.

The program also examines the issue of Sickle Cell disease; views the mural art of Ras Ammar Nsoroma; and highlights the recent Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

Bluford's first mission was on the third flight of the space shuttle Challenger, which launched from Kennedy Space Center. After 98 orbits of the earth, the Challenger landed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Sept. 5, 1983.

Bluford retired from NASA and the Air Force in 1993. He became vice president and general manager of the Science and Engineering Group, Aerospace Sector of Federal Data Corporation in Maryland. The recipient of numerous honors, he was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 1997.

Black Nouveau's co-hosts are Faithe Colas and Keith Murphy.