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"Some people say they feel very small when they think about space. I felt more expansive, very connected to the universe."
Mae Jemison was born October 17, 1956 in Alabama. When she was young, she often went to the library and read many books on science. She was the first African- American Women to go into space. In high school, she wanted to be a Biomedical Engineer. Instead she became an astronaut and a doctor, and made history.
Mae Jemison was the first African-American Women Astronaut. After going to space on September 12, 1992, she won many awards. Including the Essence Science and Technology Award, and the Ebony Black Achievement Award.
Mae Jemison proved that no matter what your race or gender is, you can do just as much as anyone else. She also showed people to never give up on their dreams no matter what. Many people still look up to her today as a brave role model.
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