Mae Jemison's Space Suit Name Tag
A woman’s place: in outer space
Fifty-seven women were selected into the U.S. astronaut corps between 1978 and 2018. In 1992, engineer and physician Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space as a crewmember of the Endeavour in 1992. Five more African American women followed in her wake, as gender and race barriers to spaceflight had decisively fallen. After leaving NASA, Dr. Jemison continued her career in science and has been a champion for women and minorities in STEM.