SHANGHAI, CHINA - AUGUST 2: (CHINA OUT) US retired astronaut Mae C. Jemison delivers a speech to workers and children as she visits a research center of DuPont Company with the other two astronauts Charles M. Duke (L) and Charles F. Bolden (R) on August 2, 2005 in Shanghai, China. Three retired astronauts of the "US Astronauts' China Tour" mission, have visited China's space research and development institutes during their two-week tour. The tour is hosted by the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation along with the Chinese Society of Astronautics. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
Mae Jemison was not only the first space-orbiting African American woman aboard the Endeavour shuttle. She’s also a physician, teacher, a Peace Corps volunteer, and president of tech company, the Jemison Group. She continues to work to advance young women of color to become more interested in careers in technology, engineering, and math.