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Mae Jemison

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Mae Jemison

Astronaut; Principal, 100 Year Starship
Mae Jemison

Entrepreneur, engineer, physician, dancer, social scientist, former NASA astronaut, educator and humanitarian, Mae Jemison, M.D. is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship® (100YSS), a nonprofit global initiative to assure that capabilities for human travel beyond our solar system to another star exist within the next 100 years while transforming life on Earth. 100YSS celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with Nexus Nairobi™ – When SPACE, PURPOSE & CULTURE Collide™.  

Jemison served six years as a NASA astronaut and was the first woman of color in the world to go into space and was the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia. 

Jemison founded technology organizations including The Jemison Group, Inc., a STEM education international science camp The Earth We Share™ (TEWS) and was an environmental studies professor at Dartmouth College. 

A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Chair of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts External Council and is on the board of Kimberly-Clark and the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. 

Author of “Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life” and Scholastic True Books’ 100 Year Starship series. The first real astronaut in the Star Trek TV series, LEGO mini- figurine, Astronaut Mae in Sesame Street and voice / inspiration of “Skipster” in Marvel’s “Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur”, series host of National Geographic’s “One Strange Rock” and advisor for its global miniseries, “Mars.”