Mae Jemison Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Net Worth

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

Last Updated: 25 Mar, 2023 | Views: 874

Age: 66

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Engineer, Physicist, Professor

Higher Education: BA, BS, Doctor of Medicine

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

Date of Birth
17 Oct, 1956 (66 Years 11 Months 5 Days)
Birth Country
United States
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Mae Jemison Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Mae Carol Jemison is an astronaut, physician, and engineer born on October 17, 1956. She is also a former NASA astronaut. Jemison earned degrees in chemical engineering and African and African-American studies from Stanford University. She is originally from Alabama and grew up in Chicago. Then, she graduated from Cornell University with a medical degree. During her service aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, she became the first black woman in space. She joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1987, serving for nearly eight days on September 12–20, 1992, 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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Hair Color

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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