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Date: 04/24/2014
Experience Space Exploration

Physician, Venture Capitalist and former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Bernard Harris shares his experiences in space exploration. 

Dr. Bernard Harris

One only has to look at the impressive life and career of Dr. Bernard Harris to realize that he is indeed what he often describes himself as: "a dreamer who believes nothing is impossible." Trained as a physician, Bernard combined his talents and initiative to also serve as a scientist and astronaut at NASA (including becoming the first Black American to walk in space) and to later push the limits as a successful entrepreneur in the realm of space innovation, healthcare and science education. Equally as impressive as his space career, Harris has developed a broad range of business talents. He served as Vice President of SPACEHAB, Inc., where he was involved in business development and marketing of the company's space-based products and services. He also was Vice President of Business Development for Space Media, Inc., establishing an international space education program for students. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NASA Space Flight Medal, NASA Award of Merit, being named a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and recipient of the 2000 Horatio Alger Award.

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