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.Read Biography of Mae Jemison
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