Black “Girl” History Month

Dear Friends,

Happy Monday. I hope your week has started well. Today is Day Four of Black “Girl” History Month and we will be celebrating Dr. Mae C. Jemison.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison was the first African American woman to travel in space. Dr. Jemison was born October 17, 1956 in Alabama. She graduated with a degree in chemical engineering in 1977 from Stanford University. She later received her doctorate degree from Cornell University in 1981. Dr. Jemison was selected to be a member of NASA in June of 1987. In September 1992, she was one of six NASA astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Dr. Jemison has experience in medical and engineering research; she has worked in computer programming, wiring boards, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, computer magnetic disc production, and reproductive biology.

 

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