Astronaut and physician Mae Jemison became the first black woman in space aboard the Endeavour space shuttle in 1992. She cites Commander Uhura from the television series Star Trek
as one of her inspirations when she was growing up. Little did she know that later in life she would appear on Star Trek
herself (in The Next Generation episode “Second Chances”). She continues to reach out to minority students to get them interested in science.
"In kindergarten, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I told her a scientist. She said, 'Don't you mean a nurse?' Now, there's nothing wrong with being a nurse, but that's not what I wanted to be."
“The best way to make a dream come true is to wake up.”( +4 )