Dr. Mae Jemison
Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman astronaut to participate in a NASA shuttle mission. Her voyage on the space shuttle Endeavor on September 11, 1992 was the first Japanese/American co-sponsored mission. She was assigned as a mission specialist, responsible for conducting various experiments during the flight.
Dr. Jemison grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She received her B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University, where she also completed all of the degree requirements for African and African-American studies and her M.D. degree from Cornell University. She completed her medical internship at the University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Mae C. Jemison: First Black Female Astronaut, Ebraska D. Ceasor. New Day Press, 1992.
Mae Jemison: Astronaut, Garnet N. Jackson. Modern Curriculum Press, 1994.
Mae Jemison: The First African American Woman Astronaut, Liza N. Burby. Powerkids Press, 1998.
Mae Jemison: A Space Biography, Della A. Yannuzzi. Enslow Publishers, 1998.
Mae Jemison: Space Scientist, Gail Sakurai. Children's Press, 1996.
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