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.
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