I'm Mae C. Jemison and on June 4th, 1987 I became the first African American Women admitted into the NASA space program. I made history on September 12th, 1992 by earning the title of the first African American woman to go into space!
This connects to me because I've always wanted to be an Astronomer or Astronaut of some kind. I love space, the stars, and planets. It's my favorite subject by far. I always enjoy looking at the sky and the stars.
How can this connect to you, Gloria?
Mae C. Jemison has inspired me to follow my dreams and pursue my career of being a teacher
After more than a year of training, she became the first African American woman astronaut, earning the title of science mission specialist. Jemison finally flew into space on September 12, 1992, with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47, she became the first African American woman in space. Along with her other crewmates, Jemison conducted many different weight experiments during their eight days in space.
This connects to me because one of my favorite subjects is Astronomy and I love space, the stars, and different experiments. I think all the experiments they did were very useful and interesting. One of my dream jobs I’ve had in mind is an astronomer and maybe even an astronaut.
Mae C. Jemison has left a legacy to inspire young children to follow their dreams and pursue the career path they want to follow no matter what other people say or think. She not only got into the NASA program, but she followed through with it and reached her goals. She also inspires others to not care about gender or racial barriers that are in society today. She showed us that even if you have colored skin or you're a woman, that you can be anything you want to be.