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.
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!
- 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.
- 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
- Wide interests, a well-rounded gal
- DARPA funded, 100 Year Spaceship Project
- Space exploration inventions
- Tang! Jinx!
- Why the space pen was important when yes, we know there are pencils
- Mae has written 5 books.
- Mae was featured in the Women of NASA Lego set
- 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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