I still remember what my anatomy teacher told us the first day of class: "Many people think they cannot do something, perhaps math or science or whatever else; the truth of it is, everyone is capable of ANYTHING, if they only dig deep enough into their brains and make it possible."
On September 12, 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. A physician who served in the Peace Corps, Dr. Jemison fulfilled a childhood dream by applying to join NASA as an astronaut—becoming a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour. After leaving NASA, Dr. Jemison devoted herself to science education. We celebrate Dr. Jemison’s drive to discover—here and in space.
"Mae Jemison Became 1st Black Woman To Fly In To Space in 1992. Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream she held ever since she was a small girl in Chicago by becoming the first African-American woman to fly into space. She graduated in 1977 with a dual degree in chemical engineering and African-American Studies, Jemison later obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1981 from Cornell University and travelled to developing countries to provide primary care."
provocative-planet-pics-please.tumblr.com Day 1 Dr. Mae C. Jemison. One of the reasons why I love science. The first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12 1992. #celebrate #black #history #everyday #blackhistroy #blackhistorymonth #rbg #red #black #green #africanamerican #african #science #education #beauty #brains #space #spacescience #astronomy #planets #solarsystem #galaxy #milkyway #blackgirlsrock…
Former NASA astronaut Mae Carol Jemison received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to create the “100 Year Starship” project, which tries to imagine how travel to another star might be done. Jemison, now 57, was the world’s first woman of color to complete a space flight. She was science mission specialist on the Endeavour in 1992.