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Mae Jemison

Lisa gets us to look up to the stars and get our imaginations ready to boldly go! Lisa’s 1 Cool STEM Thing is about the first African-American woman in space, Mae Jemison. We also talk about what sci-fi book or movie we would want the future to be like.

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Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal Pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, and Lisa Meece
  • Come see all these gal-pals at Starbase Indy this Thanksgiving Weekend!

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  • Get-to-know-you question: What science fiction movie or book universe would you like the future to be like?
  • Julian May book series
  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 
  • Star Trek
  • Lisa’s 1 Cool STEM Thing is astronaut Mae Jemison
  • Mae was also on an episode of Star Trek!
  • CORRECTION: Mae is not the only astronaut to be on a Star Trek episode, here is a wonderful resource that talks more about Star Trek Cameos of Astronauts.

Mae on ST

  • The line between Earth and space
  • Mae’s love and tribute to Uhura and Star Trek when she was in space
  • Bessie Coleman connection with Mae. Bessie was the first African-American female pilot
  • Dance career

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Mae as a lego

  • Quote from Mae’s Mom, “You can always dance if you’re a doctor, but you can’t doctor if you’re a dancer.”
  • Mae’s foundation is named after her mom Dorothy Jemison Foundation 
  • Bonus Links



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