Who is Mae Jemison?
the head of the 100-year Starship Project
an astronaut training to travel in the first expedition to Mars
a fundraiser trying to obtain money to fund NASA’s programs
a scientist working on new technologies for exploring the moon

Detailed explanation-1: -In pursuit of becoming an astronaut, she applied to NASA. Jemison left NASA in 1993 and founded a technology research company. She later formed a non-profit educational foundation and through the foundation is the principal of the 100 Year Starship project funded by DARPA.

Detailed explanation-2: -Dr. Mae Jemison is the Principal for the 100 Year Starship Project. Her leadership and vision provides guidance and direction for the foundation and in fulfilling its goal of ensuring all the capabilities for a successful human journey to another star will exist by 2112.

Detailed explanation-3: -The 100 Year Starship project was launched with a grant from DARPA in 2011 and one goal: “to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years.” And Jemison is the person in charge, doing everything from organizing symposia to finding researchers.

Detailed explanation-4: -Now, she is leading the 100 Year Starship project, an effort to drive forward the capability for interstellar travel within the next century. Jemison grew up in Chicago in the 1960s. She always had a keen interest in science, but also wanted to be a professional dancer.

Detailed explanation-5: -Jemison agreed and became the first real astronaut to be on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She played Lieutenant Palmer in the episode, “Second Chances.” In 1994, Jemison created an international space camp for students 12-16 years old called The Earth We Share (TEWS).

Detailed explanation-6: -Jemison was the science mission specialist on the eight-day joint mission with Japan’s space agency, which included 24 materials science and 20 life sciences experiments. She was the first African-American woman to fly in space.

Detailed explanation-7: -Mae Jemison went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992 and became the first African American woman in space. She is also a trained medical doctor, served as a Medical Officer in the Peace Corps and currently runs BioSentient Corp, a medical technology company.

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