Insatiably curious, Mae Jemison set her mind early to exploration. Pursuing everything from dinosaurs and stars to fishing, travel and dance, her mission has always included science, teaching and discovering something new! Starting Stanford University at the age of 16, Jemison graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and African Studies. She then earned her Doctorate in Medicine from Cornell University Medical College. She practiced medicine and lived in West Africa as the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia.
In 1987, Jemison was one of 15 individuals chosen from among 2000 applicants to train to be a NASA astronaut. On September 12, 1992, she launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, spending over 190 hours conducting life sciences, material sciences and medical experiments. Traveling over three million miles, Jemison was the first woman of color in the world in space. Jemison founded an international science camp for 12-16 year olds, started two technology companies and was an environmental studies professor. Today, Jemison leads 100 Year Starship—a global initiative that is pushing the frontiers of space exploration—ensuring human interstellar travel in 100 years. The recipient of many awards and honors, Jemison is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Women’s Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame. Jemison loves cats, science fiction, art, dance, gardening and mysteries!
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