Dr. Mae Jemison

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Dr. Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison

First African American woman who went to space on September 12, 1992

Here you can watch a video that discusses how Mae Jemison started her career; from her early childhood to what she is involved in now.

Dr. Jemison speaking at a science diplomacy lecture designed for practising scientists, students and educators.

Official portrait of Dr. Mae Jemison

Here is Dr. Jemison onboard the aircraft working on experiements with her partner Jan Davis.

Personal Information



- Graduated from Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1973- received a BA of science degree in chemical engineering (and fulfilled the requirements for a B.A. in African and Afro-American Studies) from Stanford University in 1977- received her doctorate degree in medicine from Cornell University in 1981.

- Born on October 17, 1956- Hometown: Chicago, Illinois- Loves traveling, graphic arts, photography, weight training, and African Art- Has an extensive dance and exercise background-

- Was chosen on June 4, 1987 to become the first African-American woman admitted into the astronaut training program- First African American woman in space in 1992- Founder and president of two medical technology companies- Some special honors: National Achievement Scholarship (1973-1977) and DuSable Museum Award (1992)

*Astronaut, scientist, doctor*

In completing her first space flight, Dr. Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds in space.


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