Mae Jemison was a BIG. DEAL. when I was in grade school. I feel like she must have gotten equal billing with Sally Ride in the early/mid 90s, but these days it seems like everyone's forgotten her. My school had a book talking about experiments she did with plants or something like that.

Anyway, today is the anniversary of the day she flew into space/history/our hearts! Happy Spaceiversary, Dr. Jemison! You're the best!

(Aside: Mae Jemison is roughly the same age as my parents, and DAMN did she age well.)


(Second Aside: Did you know she was on Star Trek once? I didn't know she was on Star Trek once. AWESOME I MUST WATCH IT.)