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Women in STEM : Mae Jemison

Today we celebrate the badass American engineer, physician, and former astronaut Mae Jemison – who, on this day in 1992, became the first woman of color to grace space with her beautiful presence. During her eight day flight, Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds as she orbited the Earth twenty-seven times in the space shuttle Endeavor during a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan called STS-47. Fun Fact: This was also the 50th NASA shuttle mission. Jemison created media buzz in 1987 when she was accepted into the elite space program as the first black female astronaut. She was chosen out of approximately 2,000 applicants, becoming one of the fifteen people in the NASA Astronaut Group...

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