Guy Bluford presents Bryce Jordan with football jersey, 1983

Guy Bluford presents Bryce Jordan with football jersey, 1983

Guy Bluford presents Bryce Jordan with football jersey, 1983

This photograph was taken in 1983 just 7 weeks after astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first African-American to fly in space. Bluford presents a Penn State football jersey, flown aboard the space shuttlecraft Challenger, to University President Bryce Jordan during halftime ceremonies of the Penn Slate-West Virginia game at Beaver Stadium. A distinguished alumnus of the University, Bluford also served as co-grand marshal of the annual Homecoming parade.

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