African American History Month

During the month of February, schools celebrate the achievements of black Americans and their role in history. This month I discovered Mae C. Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut. Mae, as a child, always had an interest in space. She attended medical school and became a doctor. After several years, Mae trained for NASA and became an astronaut. She flew aboard the Endeavor and preformed tests to see how space effects health. She lives in Houston, Texas where she created a space camp for students 12 to 16 years of age. Students learn about science and how to apply it to everyday life.