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|Dr. Mae Jemison|
|Dr. Mae Jemison appeared in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".|
Mae Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama on October 17,1956. She was the youngest of three children. The Jemison family moved to Chicago when Mae was three. Mae became interested in science when she was very young. She was an excellent student. By the age of sixteen, she had received a scholarship to attend Stanford University. Mae Jemison received a degree in chemical engineering in 1977. She received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1981. NASA selected Dr. Jemison for astronaut training in 1987. Her first mission was aboard the Shuttle Endeavour in September of 1992. Dr. Jemison was Science Mission Specialist on the flight. When the Endeavour blasted into orbit, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to enter space. Dr. Jemison is an excellent jazz dancer. She is also interested in the theater. Some of her other hobbies are photography, skiing and studying foreign languages. In 1993, Dr. Jemison resigned from NASA. She now works on projects to advance technology in developing countries.
Mae Jemison is no longer an astronaut. What work does she do now?
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