Volume 85 Issue 13 | p. 39 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: March 26, 2007

Mae Jemison

Astronaut, medical doctor, dancer, entrepreneur, actor, science communicator—is there anything she can't do?
Department: Science & Technology

Mae Jemison has run experiments in space as the National Aeronautics & Space Administration's first female African American astronaut and beamed people on to the Starship Enterprise as an actor, but these high-altitude feats barely scratch the surface of her accomplishments here on Earth. Jemison is also a medical doctor, dancer, technology entrepreneur, and science communicator. She speaks Russian, Swahili, and Japanese, too.

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