Bernard Harris: First African American Spacewalker - Nasa daily picture for February 12 (2021)

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Bernard Harris

A physician, flight surgeon, and NASA astronaut, Bernard Harris became the first African American to perform a spacewalk in February 1995, during space shuttle Discovery's STS-63 mission. This was a misson of firsts. It was also the first time a shuttle rendezvoused with the Russian Mir space station. 

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