Mae Jemison Quotes
Mae Carol Jemison (1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space.
We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That's just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations.
What we find is that if you have a goal that is very, very far out, and you approach it in little steps, you start to get there faster. Your mind opens up to the possibilities.
I think science fiction helps us think about possibilities, to speculate - it helps us look at our society from a different perspective. It lets us look at our mores, using science as the backdrop, as the game changer.
Science provides an understanding of a universal experience. Arts provide a universal understanding of a personal experience.
Some of the most fun people I know are scientists.
Some people say they feel very small when they think about space. I felt more expansive, very connected to the universe.
It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
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