Mae Jemison Becomes First African American Woman in Space On this day in Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel through space. She served as Mission Specialist aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on
Roberta Bondar, Canada's first woman astronaut and the first neurologist in space! She spent more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine and has received countless honors including the Order of Canada and the NASA Space Medal.
Part f our treasures unit? Great resource for black history, astronauts or space. In addition to being a brilliant scientist, engineer, computer software analyst and doctor, Mae Jemison was also the first African American female astronaut.