Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mae Jemison

In honor of Black History Month, I would like to highlight a woman scientist! Dr. Jemison, also a physician, is the first African American woman to fly in space. She flew aboard the Endeavour in 1992. She also served in the Peace Corps before that, and currently has her own company researching the application of technology to daily life.Jemison's inspiration for joining NASA was African American actress Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek.

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