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Harris was the first African-American astronaut to walk in space Harris was the first African-American astronaut to walk in space
This is the crew of astronauts Dr. Harris was a part of during his space mission. This is the crew of astronauts Dr. Harris was a part of during his space mission.

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The first African-American astronaut to walk in space is in Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Dr. Bernard Harris is at John Marshall High School on Thursday. He has teamed up with Exxon Mobil for the Dream Tour.

The Dream Tour is a nationwide effort to inspire children and teach them about the fields of sciene, technology, engineering and math. A physician, astronaut and businessman, Harris will also speak about achieving life-goals.

Along with the nationwide speeches, the Dream Tour also offers an interactive Web site, enhanced curricula and scholarships as part of the tour.

Watch the Featured Video to the right to see an interview with Harris in the NEWS 9 studio.

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