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Mae Carol Jemison

Mae Carol Jemison Biography

Astronaut


ABOUT
On September 12, 1992, she became the first African American woman to journey into space. She was aboard the Endeavour as part of the STS-47 mission, the 50th mission of the Space Shuttle program.
BEFORE FAME
She served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987, and in 1993 she appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

FAMILY LIFE
She was born to Dorothy Green and Charlie Jemison.
TRIVIA
She grew up with a love of both science and the arts, having a passion specifically for dance.

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