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Mae Jemison was the first female African-American NASA astronaut

Her journey to the stars was a childhood dream come true.

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February is all about celebrating black history, and throughout the month we'll be honoring influential African Americans whose stories you might not yet know. Some are pioneers in their field, some helped spark the civil rights movement, and all have contributed incredible things to not only black history, but to the history of the United States as a whole.

Discover Mae Jemison's incredible journey to the stars as NASA's first female African-American astronaut to travel into space.