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NASA astronaut Mae Jemison flew on space shuttle Endeavour in September 1992, becoming the first black woman to travel to space.

NASA astronaut Mae Jemison flew on space shuttle Endeavour in September 1992, becoming the first black woman to travel to space.

Astronauts Jan Davis and Mae Jemison eat aboard the shuttle Endeavor on Sept. 12, 1992.

Astronauts Jan Davis and Mae Jemison eat aboard the shuttle Endeavor on Sept. 12, 1992.

Eileen Collins: b. 1956; Eileen Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space. Collins retired on May 1, 2006 to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USAA.

Eileen Collins: b. 1956; Eileen Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space. Collins retired on May 1, 2006 to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USAA.

Mother Teresa my inspiration & reminder of the amount of love and compassion that humans are capable of.

Mother Teresa my inspiration & reminder of the amount of love and compassion that humans are capable of.

Famous Black Female Scientist | african-american-woman-becomes-first-female-rocket-scientist.jpg

Famous Black Female Scientist | african-american-woman-becomes-first-female-rocket-scientist.jpg

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