- Name: Mae Jemison
- Born: 10/17/1956 (64 years old)
- Occupation: Physician, engineer, professor
Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel into space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Jemison joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 1987 and was selected to serve for the STS-47 mission, during which she orbited the Earth for nearly eight days on September 12–20, 1992.
Birth Name: Mae Carol Jemison
School: (BS, BA), (MD), endplainlist
Alias: Mae Carol Jemison
Birth Place: Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
Mae Jemison quotes :
Sometimes people ask me how difficult the astronaut program was, but being in Sierra Leone, being responsible for the health of more than 200 people, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at age 26 - that prepared me to take on a lot of different challenges.Mae Jemison