Mae Jemison Chosen to Lead Space Project
The first black woman in space has been chosen to skipper the "100 Year Starship Project."
Mae Jemison, who became the first black woman astronaut in space in 1992, will lead the project to explore what it would take to develop a multigenerational mission beyond the solar system.
Jemison played a major role in setting up last year's "100-Year Starship" symposium, which led to an award of $500,000 from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Her group, the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, now has the challenge of building a program that could last 100 years and result in a starship.
Aside from being the first black female astronaut in space, she was also the first real astronaut to appear on the popular TV show Star Trek. We suggest that those who didn't know about this amazing individual do some research into the great work that she and her organization have done.
Read more at the Daily Mail.