Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison is a leading voice for science, social responsibility, and education. Now, she’s paving the way for human interstellar travel.
Polymath Dr. Jemison is a pioneer in integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship®, a global initiative to ensure the capabilities for human travel to another star within the next 100 years while transforming life on Earth.
Jemison served six years as a NASA astronaut and was the first woman of color in the world to go into space aboard a joint space shuttle mission. Trained as an engineer, social scientist, and dancer, Jemison, a medical doctor, was the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia. She founded two technology companies and the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence which designs and implements STEM education experiences.