Mae Jemison

Astronaut, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Physician and Educator


Dr. Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician, and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Jemison is an icon of both the women's rights and civil rights movements and was inducted into both the National Women's Hall of Fame (1993) and the International Space Hall of Fame (2004).
A strong, committed, and global voice for science literacy, in 1994 Jemison founded the international science camp, The Earth We Share™ (TEWS) for students 12-16 years old from around the world. In 2011, she also launched the TEWS-Space Race,


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