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Mae Jemison

The Space Age, Race and a Quiet Revolution

Dr. Mae Jemison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Mae Jemison

Alongside me the day in 1992 when we launched, in the historical background, were others -- the African-American engineers, rocket scientists, physicists, administrators, technicians and life scientists who helped build the space program.

WATCH: Mae Jemison On Being More Than Just A First

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices

The first black woman in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss what it means to be the first to accomplish a historic milestone,...

Black History is NASA History Too

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

I am proud to be among the pioneering cadre of Black astronauts who broke both gravitational and color barriers when we first blasted off into space.

"Aviatrix" Is My New Word

Dr. Mae Jemison | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Mae Jemison

The word bothered me greatly years ago, as aviatrix, a feminization of aviator, seemed to make their accomplishments parenthetical. But I think of it differently these days as I understand the women of that era were different than the men -- they had to be "more."

This Day In History: First Black Woman In Space

Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

On September 12th, 1992, Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel into space. Jemison along with six other astronauts were ...

Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' Leadership Sets Tongues Wagging

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

This is a message I have been preaching to women for well over a decade, especially to women entrepreneurs.

Women Powering the Global Economy By Daring to Be Great

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.30.2012 | Technology
Kay Koplovitz

Women who dare to be great are rising to the top of their professions. None are more exemplary than the three who are being feted at Springboard's Winners' Circle awards October 24th in New York.

Ex-Astronaut Spotlights Key Obstacle To Interstellar Travel

Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/24/2012 07:59 AM EDT on SPACE.com The biggest challenge in mounting a space mission to another star may not b...

Scientists, Visionaries Gather To Plan Ambitious Space Program

Posted 09.10.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/10/2012 10:14 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists, visionaries, entertainers and the public will gather in Houston th...

Women in Space: Space for Women

Karin Kamp | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

This past weekend, China sent its first woman into space.

Audacious Space Initiative Aims To Turn Sci-Fi Into Reality

Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/21/2012 05:34 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Star Trek's bold vision of the stars...

Clean Air: You Have to Be In It to Win It

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Advocating for what you believe in is a lot of work, but getting what you don't want is much worse. Don't leave the heavy lifting to others.

Mae Jemison: Insights from a Barrier-Breaking Astronaut

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a dynamo with a great sense of humor and a long list of creds, including first African-American female astronaut to travel in ...

Five Over 50: Women Who Continually Inspire

Kira Craft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kira Craft

There are lots of inspiring women at the top of their game in their 50s, 60s and 70s who haven't relinquished one iota of their attractiveness, vitality and power.