“I didn’t even think about whether I’d be the first African-American woman in space… I just wanted to go into space.”
Mae was the first African-American female astronaut; she’s also an engineer, a medical doctor and an educator; so what have you been doing with your time?
Mae is a lifelong dancer who sees a close connection between art and science; she was also on People Magazine’s most beautiful people list!
30S on When An Astronaut Visits Star Trek
I Wanted To Go Into Space
The Cosmic Dance
About Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison is a physician, engineer, educator, entrepreneur, and the first woman of color in the world to go into space – she was a NASA astronaut for six years. Currently, Mae devotes much of her attention to the 100 Year Starship, which she says is “pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow to create a better world today.” In her spare moments, Mae is a lifelong and accomplished dancer.