Mae C. Jemison

Mae Jemison is an engineer, physician, and NASA astronaut. On June 4, 1987, Mae C. Jemison became the first African-American woman to be admitted into the NASA astronaut training program .She later was the first African American woman to travel in space on September 12, 1992. She  holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. Now Jemison is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship Organization.

“I like to think of ideas as potential energy. They’re really wonderful, but nothing will happen until we risk putting them into action.”

(Oct. 17, 1956)

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