Did you know that a Doctor/Astronaut named Dr. Mae Carol Jemison played a role in a movie named Star Trek? Mae was born on October 17, 1956, in Decatur, Alabama. To become an astronaut she called the Johnson Space Center and said that she wanted an application to go to space, later she filled up a form and luckily she was one of the fifteen candidates chosen out of more than 2,000 people. To add on, Mae went to Beethoven Elementary School in Chicago, she also went to Morgan Park High School, when she was 16 she went to Stanford University when she was 25 she earned her doctorate in medicine from Cornell University. She was in the space shuttle Endeavour and the first African-American Astronaut was inside it, her name was Mae Jemison The mission STS-47’s shuttle landed at the Kennedy space center. Mae successfully was in space for 190 hours,30 minutes,26 seconds.
Dr.Mae was in space since September 12-20 1992. Question is was it that easy to become a Physician, Peace Corps Volunteer, teacher, actress, astronaut, an accomplished dancer, and founder of two technology companies as easy as it sounds like it is? The answer is no, in order to accomplish things like what Mae Jemison did we will need to face lots of challenges and have lots of talents. Mae Jemison faced lots of challenges including several years of college and training to become an astronaut. Mae Jemison also had to overcome negative from people that doubt she can do it. Above all, she had to face racism. In less than 25% of 100 years, she accomplished more than anyone who lived up to 150 years or more.
one of her most recallable time appeared in 1987. At the age of 31, she was selected as an astronaut on the mission STS-47. Today we admire Dr.Mae Jemison because she was the first colored women to go to space. Because of her lots of colored people are inspired to go to school and have education and become someone famous or become very good scientists.
Most surveys show that 85% of teachers say female students are interested in science education more than their male counterparts. Mae Jemison says “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own imagination” “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life Mae never thought that she will have a title of (first) but she ends up being the first she said: “I never thought I would be the first African-American woman to go to space, I just wanted to go.
“She also loved dancing ” I love dancing!She said I took lots of dance classes African, Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dances.” Mae Jemison is also an author she has published a book named “Find Where The Wind Goes”it’s a memoir of her life written for children she describes her childhood her time at Stanford, in Peace Corps, and as an astronaut. Mae says that “astronauts aren’t born they go to school like everyone else they study science just like everyone else”, Mae was very curious and she would always go to the library and read books about science and chemistry. On the first day of school her teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up she confidently replied “A scientist” her teacher was stunned because only a few people became scientists and of course few black people but that was her first and only choice! When the man looked down from the shuttle she saw Chicago then she remembered the times she would run to the library to read books about space. Thanks to Dr.
Mae Jemison we (colored people) have an opportunity to step up against people who doubt with our ideas and our career plans, thanks to her we will have the braveness to step up against racism and another type of situations. Because of her I also have a plan o go to space. Thank y