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People/Characters: Mae Jemison

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African American Women Scientists and Inventors by Otha Richard Sullivan
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
Astronaut Mae Jemison by Allison Lassieur
Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories by Nichelle Nichols
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu
Femme Magnifique by Shelly Bond
Find Where The Wind Goes: Moments From My Life by Dr. Mae Jemison
Great Black Heroes: Five Brave Explorers by Wade Hudson
Mae among the stars by Roda Ahmed
Mae Jemison by Nancy Polette
Mae Jemison (African-American Heroes) by Stephen Feinstein
Mae Jemison (American Lives) by Elizabeth Raum
Mae Jemison (Black Americans of Achievement) by Leeanne Gelletly
Mae Jemison: Space Scientist (Picture-Story Biography Series) by Gail Sakurai
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz
The Voyage of Mae Jemison by Susan Canizares
Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson

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Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she served as an astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University and a medical degree from Cornell University, she served in the Peace Corps from 1983 until 1985.

Jemison joined NASA's astronaut corps in 1987 and orbited the Earth for nearly eight days on September 12–20, 1992, serving as a mission specialist on the STS-47 mission.

In 1993, she resigned from NASA and founded a technology research company and later formed a non-profit educational foundation for children.

She has appeared on television several times, including in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Jemison holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is also the principal of the 100 Year Starship organization

Mae Jemison in Wikipedia

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