Dr. Mae Jemison becomes the first African American woman to go to space

September 12

On September 12, 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to go to space. 

Dr. Mae Jemison traveled to space with 6 other restaurants on the Endeavor space shuttle. 8 days later on September 20, 1992 the Endeavour returned to the Kennedy Space Center. In 1993, Dr. Mae Jemison left NASA, taking her skills and experience to help educate the next generation. Since leaving NASA, Dr. Mae Jemison has served as an educator at several prestigious institutions, in addition to nonprofit work. 


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Dr. Mae Jemison

Mae C. Jemison

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