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ERIC Number: EJ988553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-2
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Reaching for the Stars
Terry, Dorothy Givens
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n13 p14-15 Aug 2012
Dr. Mae Jemison is the world's first woman astronaut of color who continues to reach for the stars. Jemison was recently successful in leading a team that has secured a $500,000 federal grant to make interstellar space travel a reality. The Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence (named after Jemison's mother) was selected in June by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to receive seed funding to form 100 Year Starship (100YSS[TM]), an independent, non-governmental, long-term initiative that aims to ensure that the capabilities for human interstellar flight exist as soon as the next 100 years. The winning 100YSS[TM] proposal, entitled "An Inclusive, Audacious Journey Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond," was created by the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence with team members Icarus Interstellar and the Foundation for Enterprise Development. The author discusses how the first woman astronaut of color seeks inclusion and space in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A