Dr. Mae Jemison, whose mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992 made her the first black woman in space.

The screen grab was taken from Schwerelos, a German documentary I just watched about women astronauts. It was directed by Silvia Casalino. In the film, Dr. Jemison tells a great story about how Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) volunteered her services to help recruit women and minorities for NASA. Life imitating art, I guess … Fascinating film!


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