October 17, 2021

Today in 1956, Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, was born. Jemison holds a degree in chemical engineering and a Doctor of Medicine. She also became the first real-life astronaut to appear in an episode of Star Trek.

For more information on Dr. Jemison, visit here.

In 2017, Dr. Jemison gave a presentation in our McDonnell Planetarium on the importance of science literacy. Credit – SLSC