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First African American spacewalker to speak in Dubai

“Few speakers are better qualified in terms of both medicine and being in remote places than Dr Bernard Harris Jr. – the first African-American to walk in space and a man who has flown more than seven million miles as a NASA astronaut,” said Jeremy Bonfini, HIMSS Senior Vice President, Global Services

Dr Harris, a member of the American College of Physicians and a holder of a master’s degree in biomedical science, was selected by NASA to train as an astronaut in 1990. As a member of the crew of Spacelab, he conducted research into physical and life sciences.