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Dancing Among the Stars: The Multi-Talented Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

Born in Decatur, Alabama, but growing up in Chicago, Illinois, Mae Carol Jemison dreamed not only of being a scientist but also being a dancer. The multi-talented Jemison would enjoy a diverse career that included being a medical doctor for the Peace Corps in Africa, an astronaut with NASA, becoming the first African American woman in space as a science mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992, and even a guest star as Lieutenant Palmer on the Starship Enterprise.  Not content with flying in space in our solar system, Dr. Jemison is now envisioning interstellar travel by the year 2112 in a project and enterprise called 100 Year Starship.  So let’s “dance” with Dr. Jemison “amongst the stars” as we explore the incredible journey of this remarkable individual whose dreams are truly “bigger than life.”

This Black History Month lecture is delivered by Eric Guttag and presented by Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity

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