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Black History Month - Women in Space

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29th Oct 2017

Mae Jemison, MD (1956 - )

Worked as a doctor in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone and Liberia before applying to NASA’a astronaut programme. She was the first African -American woman to join the programme in 1987 and then was the first African -American woman in space on the shuttle Endeavor. She was the science mission specialist,  which meant she had the responsibility for conducting the science investigations whilst in space.

After leaving NASA she taught at Dartmouth University and started a company that develops real world solutions for technology.

Why not encourage your children to research other black female scientists that have had an impact on the world they live in ?

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