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A 35-year-old American lady sets a record as the first black woman to travel into space after earning degrees in chemical engineering and medicine.

Mae Carol Jemison, an accomplished woman from Alabama, set the record as the first African-American woman to go into space after completing a mission with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States in 1992.

After setting her record achievement, Mae Carol Jemison, now 66, became an inspiration for many young academics around the world. She developed an interest in science and the arts as a young child and began dancing at the age of eleven.

She was accepted to Stanford University in California, the United States, at the early age of 16, where she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. She left the university with two Bachelor’s degrees—one in Chemical Engineering and the other in African American Studies—after a remarkable academic career.

Mae Carol Jemison enrolled to Cornell University in New York, United States, to pursue a medical degree shortly after receiving two degrees from Stanford University.

In 1981, Mae Carol Jemison added medical doctor to her long list of academic accomplishments, which also included chemical engineer. She became an astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and worked in the Space Center.

Jemison was among the first astronauts selected following the Challenger tragedy, and she launched on September 12, 1992, doing 127 Earth circles.

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