Mae Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut. In 1992, she became the first African American woman in space when she embarked on the Endeavor. She spent more that 190 hours in flight on her trip to outer space, conducting experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness on the crew and herself. Mae Jemison is an inspiration to all women, but especially women of color. We can’t be afraid to put ourselves out there or go after our dreams – even if we’re going to be the first person that looks like us to do so.
May Mae Jemison inspire you to venture to outer space – whatever that means for you, especially if you’re going to be the first to arrive there.