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Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.

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

"The vehicle explodes, literally explodes, off the pad. The simulator shakes you a little bit, but the actual liftoff shakes your entire body and soul."- Mike McCulley

Amazing Shuttle Take Off Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off from launch pad at Kennedy Space Center on July (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #

The Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the ISS, May 17, 2010. (NASA)

The Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the ISS, May 17, 2010. (NASA)

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Funny pictures about Space Shuttle breaching the clouds. Oh, and cool pics about Space Shuttle breaching the clouds. Also, Space Shuttle breaching the clouds photos.

The 'white room' and crew access arm, aligned with Discovery's middeck ingress/egress hatch, are clearly visible in this image. Had a 'Mode One Egress' been called, the 41D astronauts would have been required to run to the slidewire escape baskets...and risk immersion in invisible hydrogen flames. Photo Credit: NASA

The 'white room' and crew access arm, aligned with Discovery's middeck…

Sally Ride - became the first American woman in space when she launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 18, 1983 on board space shuttle Challenger. A pioneer of the final frontier, she charted a new course for Americans to follow, not only into the country’s space program, but by inspiring young people, especially girls, to careers in science, math, and engineering.

Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, RIP: Astronaut Sally K. Ride, mission specialist, communicates with ground controllers from the mid-deck of the earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger in June

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