S2E06 – Rejecting Dr. Mae Jemison (The First Woman of Colour to Fly in Space)

Show Notes

In 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first woman of colour to ever fly in outer space. A remarkable and historical achievement. But her journey to the stars wasn’t without turbulence. Jemison’s dream to break down barriers and succeed in a white male-dominated field was baulked at every step of the way. Her grit, resilience and determination are out of this world.

Major sources for this episode include:
1) Find Where The Wind Goes by Dr. Mae Jemison
2) Slate: “Unclaimed Treasures of Science”
3) Racism, Sexism and Space Ventures: Civil Rights at NASA in the Nixon Era and Beyond by Kim McQuaid
4) New York Times: Top Black Woman is Ousted by NASA
5) USA Today: New ‘Star Trek’ Documentary Unveils Star Nichelle Nichols’ Impactful NASA Connection

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

In 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first woman of colour to ever fly in outer space. A remarkable and historical achievement. But her journey to the stars wasn’t without turbulence. Jemison’s dream to break down barriers and succeed in a white male-dominated field was baulked at every step of the way. Her grit, resilience and determination are out of this world.

Major sources for this episode include:
1) Find Where The Wind Goes by Dr. Mae Jemison
2) Slate: “Unclaimed Treasures of Science”
3) Racism, Sexism and Space Ventures: Civil Rights at NASA in the Nixon Era and Beyond by Kim McQuaid
4) New York Times: Top Black Woman is Ousted by NASA
5) USA Today: New ‘Star Trek’ Documentary Unveils Star Nichelle Nichols’ Impactful NASA Connection

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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