October 17 Birthday: Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison, astronaut
Oct. 17, 1956-


Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic, 1998)

Jemison, a medical doctor, was the first African American women astronaut. She flew on the Endeavor in 1992.

Check out the NASA Kids site for games, stories, activities and a cool kids’ club.

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