Harris, Bernard 1998-12-15

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Dr. Bernard Harris, former astronaut and Texas Tech Regent, discusses his life experiences.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dr. Bernard Harris

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Date: December 15, 1998

Location: Houston, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Bernard Harris, Born: Temple Texas, Grandmother lived there, From Oakwood Texas, Family history, Siblings, Sister—nurse in Monroe Louisiana, Brother, Navajo Indian Reservation, Mother was a teacher on the reservation, Life on the reservation, Discrimination, One of 3 black families only one with children, Multicultural experience, Beliefs, Personal beliefs, Treatment of Native Americans, Space experiences, Impact on personal life, Graduated from Texas Tech University Medical, School, Mayo Clinic, 3 years internal medicine, Where he began doing research, Always wanted to be an astronaut, Reason for becoming a physician, Secret ambition.

Tape 1, Side 2: Bernard Harris (continued), First involvement with NASA, Research (again), Osteoporosis, Wife—Sandra, Selected as an astronaut, Spent a year in training, Took space flights in 1993 and 1995, Would like to be known as a visionary or a dreamer, Values education, [ends after 10 minutes].

Range Dates: c. 1860s-1998

Bulk Dates: c. 1970s-1998

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