I am so excited, I'm the first African American women to become an astronaut. I hope that I'm not the last
Mae Jemison: Doctor
I just became a Medical Officer with the Peace Corps in West Africa
Mae Jemsion: Engineer
Even though I'm finished my NASA mission I want to continue to work and help with advanced technologies
Mae Jemison is the first African American women to become ans astronaut. At the time she was the only African American woman astronaut. Her maiden space flight was in September 1992
She is not only the first African American woman to become an astronaut but she is also a medical doctor. She worked as a Medical Officer for the Peace Corps in West Africa. She also worked on several projects with the National Institutes of Health and the CDC including developing the hepatitis B vaccine.
After completing her NASA mission she formed the Jemison Group to develop and market advanced technologies . Her company is still active today approximately 25 years later.