Mae jemison awards and accomplishments

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Mae Jemison by Laurie Calkhoven

Blast off into space and get to know Mae Jemison—the first African-American woman to ever go to space—with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.”

Meet Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut! Did you know before Mae was an astronaut, she went to medical school and joined the Peace Corps? But she never forgot her childhood dream to travel to outer space. So in 1985 she applied to NASA’s astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Mae flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and made history—just like you can if you follow your dreams!

A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus a fun timeline filled with interesting trivia facts about space! With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!
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Biography: Mae Jemison

At a Glance ….
Laurie Calkhoven

Five Fast Facts about Astronaut Mae Jemison

Toggle navigation. She overcame hardships and fears to realize her dreams. This is a timeline of her life. The family moves away Mae's family moved to Chicago, IL, so the children could have a better education. Mae had a brother and a sister. What does Mae want to be when she grows up? In kindergarten, Mae's teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up.

When the space shuttle Endeavour blasted off on its second mission, it carried the first African American woman into space. But Mae Jemison is more than an astronaut — she's also a physician, a Peace Corps volunteer, a teacher, and founder and president of two technology companies. Let's take a look at this remarkable woman. Born in Decatur, Ala. The youngest of three children born to a maintenance worker and an elementary schoolteacher, she had a fascination with all things science from an early age. Once, after receiving an infection, she performed an extended experiment on pus.

Mae Carol Jemison is a famous American astronaut who became the first African American astronaut to travel to Awards & Achievements.
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She became the first black woman to travel in space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Jemison joined NASA's astronaut corps in and was selected to serve for the STS mission, during which she orbited the Earth for nearly eight days on September 12—20, Born in Alabama and raised in Chicago, Jemison graduated from Stanford University with degrees in chemical engineering as well as African and African-American studies. She then earned her medical degree from Cornell University. Jemison was a doctor for the Peace Corps in Liberia and Sierra Leone from until and worked as a general practitioner.

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  1. Mae C. Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut. of her accomplishments, Jemison has received several awards and honorary.

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