Category: mae jemison


Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, the first black woman in space and first actual astronaut to appear on a Star Trek show, one of the very few people on this planet of whom two pictures can be posted depicting them doing their job on a spaceship with entirely different contexts.


“In the hearts of those who cared about the space program there existed a bond between Starfleet and NASA. And it continues: Dr Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, and now a dear friend, even played a guest role on Gene’s next Star Trek television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. Dr. Jemison, who as a child was inspired by Uhura, opened each of her Space Shuttle flight shifts with a “hailing frequencies open” that was heard around the globe—and, perhaps, beyond.”

Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories, by Nichelle Nichols (via lizardgoats)

Instagram post by Star Trek Discovery • Oct 7, 2017 at 10:42pm UTC

NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison and Nichelle Nichols behind the scenes of The Next Generation during filming of Jemison’s cameo.

NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison cameos as a transporter chief on The Next Generation.