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Raytheon Technologies adds Bernard A. Harris Jr. to board

Christian Fernsby |
Waltham, Mass., USA - Raytheon Technologies, a defense contractor, announced that it has elected Bernard A. Harris Jr. as a director.

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A veteran astronaut, Dr. Harris has logged more than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space.

Selected into the Astronaut Corps in January 1990, Dr. Harris was a mission specialist on the space shuttle Columbia in 1993 and a payload commander on the space shuttle Discovery in 1995, becoming the first African American to walk in space.

While at NASA, he conducted research in musculoskeletal physiology and clinical investigations of space adaptation, and he also developed in-flight medical devices to extend astronaut stays in space.

Dr. Harris is CEO and managing partner of Vesalius Ventures Inc., a venture capital firm that invests in early- to mid-stage healthcare technologies and companies.

Dr. Harris is a member of the board of directors of U.S. Physical Therapy and Monebo Technologies.

He serves as a trustee/director for Salient and Barings investment funds.

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