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09/12/2013 10:42 am ET Updated Sep 13, 2013

This Day In History: Mae Carol Jemison Became The First African-American Woman In Space

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On September 12th, 1992, Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel into space. Jemison along with six other astronauts were on board the Endeavour on mission STS47.

Some facts about her:


Check out the slideshow below for a few key moments in Jemison's journey to space, 21 years ago today.

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