Mae C. Jemison, Astronaut (1956)
After leaving the astronaut corps in March 1993, Dr. Jemison accepted a teaching fellowship at Dartmouth College.
Dr. Jemison founded the Jemison Group, a company that researches, develops, and markets advanced technologies.
Mae C. Jemison once said:
When I’m asked about the relevance to Black people of what I do, I take that as an affront. It presupposes that Black people have never been involved in exploring the heavens, but this is not so. Ancient African empires — Mali, Songhai, Egypt — had scientists, astronomers. The fact is that space and its resources belong to all of us, not to any one group.
- Dr. Mae Jemison – First African-American Female Astronaut in Space – Not Limited by the Imagination of Others
- Astronaut Bio: Mae C. Jemison