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Astronaut Jemison to Visit Evansville

Women's Equality Day Committee

A pioneering astronaut will visit Evansville on the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. 

The Women’s Equality Centennial Celebration in August will feature Dr. Mae Carol Jemison.

She was the first woman of color admitted into NASA’s astronaut training program and to travel in space.

Jemison served as a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Endeavour when it orbited the earth for almost eight days in 1992.

Jemison now is building a global community to support 100 Year Starship, a nonprofit initiative to make space travel to another star possible within the next 100 years.

In a release, the Equality Celebration committee said Jemison will speak at its annual luncheon August 26th.  The deadline to register for the luncheon is August 14.

Jemison will also meet with area high school students while in Evansville.