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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.

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“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

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

NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison and Nichelle Nichols behind the…

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…

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