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Former Astronaut Promotes Science Education and a Trip to a Star

While many space enthusiasts wonder when and how humans will reach Mars, Dr. Mae Jemison has her sights set on visiting a star. This may sound somewhat fanciful because stars are far away compared with Mars, but Jemison has the credentials to present this as a serious proposal. In September, 1992, Jemison became the first woman of African descent to go into space when she flew on the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour to carry out a variety of experiments in both material and life sciences. But...

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