Mae Jemison Trivia Quiz: The US Astronaut

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Mae Carol Jemison is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut who became the first African-American woman to travel into space. Born in Alabama and raised in Chicago, Jemison graduated from Stanford University with degrees in chemical engineering as well as African and African-American studies, and earned her medical degree from Cornell University. Jemison left NASA in 1993 and founded a technology research company. She later formed a non-profit educational foundation and through the foundation is the principal of the 100 Year Starship project funded by DARPA. She holds several honorary doctorates and has been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame.

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What inspired Jemison's interest in space?

  • Her parents' encouragement

  • The Apollo missions

  • The television show Star Trek

  • None of the above

In what year did Jemison found a technology research company after leaving NASA?

  • 1991

  • 1993

  • 1995

  • 1997

Where did Jemison conduct a study funded by American Medical Student Association?

  • Cuba

  • Thailand

  • Liberia

  • Sierra Leone

What was Jemison's role during the STS-47 mission?

  • Pilot

  • Commander

  • Mission Specialist

  • Payload Specialist

At what age did Jemison enter Stanford University?

  • 14

  • 16

  • 18

  • 20

In what year did Mae Carol Jemison become the first African-American woman to travel into space?

  • 1991

  • 1992

  • 1993

  • 1994

What degrees did Jemison earn from Stanford University?

  • B.S. degree in chemical engineering

  • B.A. degree in African and African-American studies

  • Both A and B

  • None of the above

In what television show did Jemison appear in 1993?

  • Friends

  • Seinfeld

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • The Simpsons

What project is Jemison the principal of, funded by DARPA?

  • Mars One

  • Kepler Mission

  • 100 Year Starship

  • Europa Clipper

What career did Jemison pursue in the Peace Corps?

  • Engineering

  • Medicine

  • Teaching

  • Law


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