September 12, 1992: Dr. Mae Carol Jemison Makes History

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NASA launched Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board were Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, and she becomes the 1st black woman in space.

Also on board are Mamoru Mohri, the 1st Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the 1st married couple in space.

Dr. Mae Carol Jemison is a physician and NASA astronaut. She became the 1st black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.

After her medical education and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to form a company researching the application of technology to daily life.

Jemison has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer, and holds 9 honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities.

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