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The First African American Woman In Space

Sep 12, 2015
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On September 12, 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman in space.  She was the first African American woman admitted into NASA's astronaut training program in 1987. In 1992, Dr. Jemison was sent into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor and spent eight days in space with a crew of six other astrounauts.  They returned to Earth on September 20, 1992 after spending over 190 hours in space. Since then, Dr. Mae Jemison has been recognized for her accomplishments through a number of prestigious awards and honors.