NASA Photo

Mae C. Jemison on the space shuttle Endeavour

Mission specialist Mae Jemison pauses for a moment aboard the space shuttle Endeavor in 1992. She is working in the Spacelab Japan (SLJ) module. This 8-day mission launched on September 12, 1992. It was Jemison's first time in space, and she became the first American woman of color to travel into space.

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