Dr.Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison


By: Ms. K

Mae Jemison was born in Dectaur, Atlanta on October 17, 1956. A physician who volunteered with the Peace Corps and the first female African American astronaut, Mae was also the first black woman to go into space. After her 1992 expedition on the Endeavor shuttle, she left NASA and founded the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence (which sponsors science camps for kids), as well as companies involved in scientific and technological research.

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