Bethany Caliaro February 3, 2017 SHOWCASE Black History Month // Mae Jemison Bethany Caliaro February 3, 2017 SHOWCASE Mae C. Jemison was born on October 17, 1956, in Decatur, Alabama. On June 4, 1987, she became the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47, becoming the first African-American woman in space. In recognition of her accomplishments, Jemison has received several awards and honorary doctorates. — Source You can learn more about Mae Jemison and her first flight here and watch her talk about her dreams of going into space in this video.