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First African American female astronaut brings words of inspiration

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - From the depths of outer space to breaking the color barrier Dr. Mae Jemison has done it all. Dr. Jemison is the first African American woman to travel into space.

The NASA astronaut spent time in the scenic city Thursday night, delivering a message of inspiration and encouragement.

Dr. Jemison traveled into space in 1992 on board the space shuttle Endeavour experimenting in life and material science.

Her message never lose confidence.

In addition to her venture into space, Dr. Jemison is also a college professor at Dartmouth College and has founded two medical technology companies.

In her spare time, the Chicago native speaks messages of inspiration to audiences around the world.

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