Mae Carol Jemison

(b. 1956)

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(1956– )

US astronaut and physician. She made history as the first black woman in space, on the first Japanese Spacelab mission, aboard the space shuttle Endeavour in September 1992. Jemison was selected as an astronaut in 1987 and left NASA in 1993.

Subjects: United States History — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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