19 Years Ago Today, Bernard Harris Became The First African-American Astronaut To Walk In Space
By: Erin Ruberry
Nineteen years ago today, on Feb. 9, 1995, Bernard A. Harris Jr. became the first African-American to perform a spacewalk.
Harris, who was first inspired to reach for the stars while watching the Apollo 11 moon landing, logged more than 438 hours in space during his two Space Shuttle missions.
Besides being an astronaut and doctor, Harris is also a licensed private pilot and certified scuba diver.
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