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Mae Carol Jemison

October 17th in African American History – Mae Carol Jemison

October 17, 1956 Mae Carol Jemison, physician and the first African American woman to travel in space, was born in Decatur, Alabama. Jemison entered Stanford University at the age of 16 and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in African and Afro-American Studies. She earned […]

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Stephanie Diana Wilson

September 27th in African American History – Stephanie Diana Wilson

September 27, 1966 Stephanie Diana Wilson, the second African American woman (after Mae Jemison) to go into space, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Wilson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science from Harvard University in 1988 and her Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas in 1992. She […]

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Robert Lee Satcher

September 22nd in African American History – Robert Lee Satcher, Jr.

September 22, 1965 Robert Lee Satcher, Jr., chemical engineer, physician and NASA astronaut, was born in Hampton, Virginia. Satcher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986 and a Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to earn a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical […]

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Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr.

Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr. – August 30th in African American History

August 30, 1983 Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr. became the first African American in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Bluford was born November 22, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1964. Bluford then joined the U. S. Air Force and during the Vietnam War flew 144 combat […]

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