First blacks in space

Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

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Bernard Harris Jr

Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. is the first African American to walk in space. He was the Payload Commander on STS-63 (February 2-11, 1995), the first flight of a new joint Russian-American Space Program. He logged 198 hours, 29 minutes in space, completed 129 orbits, and traveled over 2.9 million miles.