Archive - December 20, 2022

First Peace Corps Astronaut | Mae Jemison (Liberia, Sierra Leone)

First Peace Corps Astronaut | Mae Jemison (Liberia, Sierra Leone)

  In tributes unique among NASA’s field centers, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex preserves the feats of the nation’s astronauts. The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is part of the Legends and Heroes exhibit. In addition, a vast collection of astronaut memorabilia and the stunning black granite Space Mirror Memorial honor their service and sacrifices. The premier spaceport has memorialized astronauts’ bravery, accomplishments and wisdom over the decades for the world’s inspiration and hope. In their own words, astronauts share insights from exploring space. The Peace Corps’ Mae Jemison As mission specialist in 1992, Mae Jemison works at an experiment rack inside the Spacelab module installed in Endeavour’s cargo Jemison, an engineer and physician for the Peace Corps in (Liberia & Sierra Leone 1983-85), became the first African American woman to fly in space on the shuttle Endeavour Spacelab on Sept. 12, 1992. She served as a science mission . . .

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