Founder of nationwide science camp visits campers in Hattiesburg

Founder of nationwide science camp visits campers in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A former NASA astronaut and founder of a nationwide summer science camp for children was at the University of Southern Mississippi Friday, speaking to camp attendees about living and working in space.

Bernard Harris, Jr., who was the first African-American to walk in space, talked to youngsters who were attending the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at USM.

Southern Miss is hosting the camp for the first time and is one of 20 universities and colleges across the nation that were chosen as camp sites.

The camp is wrapping up after two weeks of classroom study, experiments, weekly field excursions and individual and group projects.