Today in Black History: September 12, 1992 “First African American Woman in Space”

On September 12, 1992, Dr. Mae Carol Jemison was the first African American women to travel in space. Jemison is a physician and a NASA astronaut. She traveled into space on “Space Shuttle Endeavour”. She was the science mission specialist on STS-47. Space Shuttle Endeavor launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. During her first mission, she logged in 190 hours, 30 minutes, and 23 seconds in space.

To learn more about Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, click here.

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