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Mae Carol Jemison (1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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Science provides an understanding of a universal experience. Arts provide a universal understanding of a personal experience.


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Some of the most fun people I know are scientists.


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Some people say they feel very small when they think about space. I felt more expansive, very connected to the universe.


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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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