Not many astronauts can say they also play one on television, yet that's just a footnote to Mae Jemison's accomplishments.
Mae Jemison was a BIG. DEAL. when I was in grade school. I feel like she must have gotten equal billing with Sally Ride in the early/mid 90s, but these days it seems like everyone's forgotten her. My school had a book talking about experiments she did with plants or something like that.
Anyway, today is the anniversary of the day she flew into space/history/our hearts! Happy Spaceiversary, Dr. Jemison! You're the best!
(Aside: Mae Jemison is roughly the same age as my parents, and DAMN did she age well.)
(Second Aside: Did you know she was on Star Trek once? I didn't know she was on Star Trek once. AWESOME I MUST WATCH IT.)