Black History Month: The First African American Astronaut

This is actually kinda cool and a great way to kick off Black History Month...I'm a big science dork and I just listened to a podcast on StarTalk Radio about her. Mae C. Jemison is the first black women in space! Click HERE to learn more about her.

Click on the listen link below to hear her story AND about her 100 year starship project! TRULY a woman that stands out and we all should strive to be 1/10 of her spirit!

Podcast discription: " Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, former astronaut and Principal of 100 Year Starship, to explore her multidisciplinary career, the challenges of interstellar space travel, and the best ways to make science more accessible for everyone."

Who Is Mae C. Jemison?

Mae C. Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American astronaut and physician who, on June 4, 1987, became the first African-American woman to be admitted into NASA’s astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard theEndeavouron mission STS47, becoming the first African-American woman in space. In recognition of her accomplishments, Jemison has received several awards and honorary doctorates.

 

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