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1: Dr. Mae Jemison First African-American Female Astronaut

2: Mae Jemison was born on October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. Her parents were Charlie Jemison, a roofer and carpenter, and Dorothy Green Jemison, an elementary school teacher. She has a brother and a sister. Their family moved to Chicago, Illinois, when Jemison was three. She considers Chicago to be her hometown.

3: While she was a student at Morgan Park High School, Jemison became convinced that she wanted to pursue a career in biomedical engineering. She graduated in 1973 and entered Stanford University on a National Achievement Scholarship.

4: At Stanford University, Mae Jemison pursued a dual major. In 1977, she received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.S. in African and African-American Studies.

5: Upon her graduation from Stanford, she entered Cornell University Medical College. During her time there, she visited and studied in Cuba and Kenya and worked at a Cambodian refugee camp. She obtained her medical degree in 1981 and interned at Los Angeles County Medical Center. She later became a general practitioner.

6: Dr. Mae Jemison served in the Peace Corps from January, 1983 until June, 1985. She shared her abilities in Sierra Leone and Liberia, West Africa as the are Peace Corps medical officer. She supervised the pharmacy, laboratory, medical staff, as well as provided medical care.

7: After completing her Peace Corps duties, she returned to Los Angeles to continue her work as a physician. Having a desire to do more with her life, she enrolled in graduate classes in engineering and applied to NASA for admission to the astronaut program. She was turned down the first time, put persevered and was accepted in 1987.

8: Dr. Mae Jemison completed her astronaut training program in August, 1988. She became the fifth African-American astronaut and the first African-American female astronaut in NASA history. Her title was that of science mission specialist, a job which would make her responsible for conducting crew-related scientific experiments on the space shuttle.

9: On September 17, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47. | While in space she conducted experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness on the crew and herself.

11: Following her historic flight, Jemison noted that society should recognize how much both women and members on other minority groups can contribute if given the opportunity.

12: Photos were taken from yahoo.com. Biographical information was taken from Biography.com and About.com.

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  • Title: Scrapbook
  • Students will use Mixbook to create a scrapbook to celebrate the accomplishments of scientists. This assignment will be completed as a part of our study of African-American History Month and Women's History Month.
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