Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy birthday, Dr. Mae Jemison!

Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, was born October 17, 1956!  She played Lt. Palmer, a transporter technician in the episode Second Chances.

Oh, yeah, she was also the first female African-American in space, on the Space Shuttle Endeavor, September 12, 1992.  It was her only space flight since she retired from NASA in 1993.

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