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Mae Jemison (Mae Carol Jemison, Mae C. Jemison)

Last Updated: 10 Oct, 2023 | Views: 1144

Age: 67

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Engineer, Physicist, Professor

Famous For: Former NASA astronaut

Higher Education: BA, BS, Doctor of Medicine

Mae Jemison Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
17 Oct, 1956 (67 Years 08 Months)

Birth Country
United States

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Mae Jemison Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

On October 17th, Mae Carol Jemison was born in 1956. She is an astronaut, engineer, and physician. All that, and she’s still a former NASA astronaut. Jemison graduated from Stanford University with a degree in chemical engineering as well as African and African-American studies. Though Alabama is her home state, she grew up in Chicago. After that she moved on to Cornell University where she obtained a medical degree. On September 12-20th of 1992 she spent eight days serving on the Space Shuttle Endeavour, becoming the first ever black woman in space. This all happened after joining the NASA astronaut corps five years prior in 1987 during the STS-47 mission.


In 1981: Mae Carol Jemison graduated with an M.D. degree.

From 1983 to 1985, Jemison served as a medical officer for the Peace Corps.

In 1987, Jemison reapplied for a NASA astronaut position and was selected among nearly 2,000 applicants to be part of the NASA Astronaut Group 12, the first group selected following the Challenger explosion.

In 1987: Mae Carol Jemison was named the "first black woman astronaut" by the Associated Press.

In 1992: Mae Carol Jemison flew the 50th shuttle mission, STS-47, a joint mission between the United States and Japan.

In March 1993: Mae Carol Jemison resigned from NASA to start her own business.

Awards & Achievements:

1988 Essence Science and Technology Award

1990 Gamma Sigma Sigma Woman of the Year

1992 Johnson Publications Black Achievement Trailblazers Award

1992 Ebony Black Achievement Award

1993 National Women's Hall of Fame

2002 Texas Women's Hall of Fame inductee

Unknown Facts:

From 1990 to 1992, Jemison served on the World Sickle Cell Foundation board of directors.

Jemison founded The Jemison Group Inc. in 1993 as a consulting firm that examines technological advancements and design from a sociocultural perspective.

Mae Jemison Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 176 cm
In Meters 1.76 m
In feet Inches 5'9"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 Kg
In Pounds 121 lbs

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Mae Jemison Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Charlie Jemison

Mother's Name
Dorothy Green

Charles Jemison

Ada Jemison Bullock

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