Astronaut Mae Jemison on a mission to get more women in STEM

Dr. Mae Jemison speaks at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.
Dr. Mae Jemison speaks at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minn. Jemison was the first woman of color in the world to travel to space.
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News

Dr. Mae Jemison made history in 1992 when she became the first African-American woman to travel to space. Now she's working to get more women and girls into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Jemison, a physician and an engineer, worked as a NASA astronaut for six years. Jemison's latest project is called Look Up. She talked with MPR News host Angela Davis.


Dr. Mae Jemison, physician, astronaut and engineer. She was part of the crew on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992.

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