Jemison, Mae, 1956-

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Mae Jemison (b. October 17, 1956, Decatur, AL) is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space in 1992. After medical school and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 until 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities.
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referencedIn Lincoln University (Pa.). Honorary degree recipients collection, 1868-1989 (bulk 1940-1989). Lincoln University, Langston Hughes Memorial Library, Langston Hughes Memorial Library
referencedIn STS-47 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Ellington Field research collection MS 547., 1917-2009 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Photo File Photographs National Archives at College Park
referencedIn The 105th annual commencement at Stanford : videorecording, 1996. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Birth 1956-10-17




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