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Chesapeake Forum Speaker Tour: Mae Jemison

  • Presented By: The Chesapeake Forum
  • 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Phone: (757) 346-9163

overview

Dr. Mae C. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a bold, far reaching nonprofit initiative to assure the capabilities exist for human travel beyond our solar system to another star within the next 100 years. Jemison is building a multi-faceted global community to foster the cultural, scientific, social and technical commitment, support and financial framework to accomplish the 100YSS vision-An Inclusive, Audacious Journey (that) Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond.

Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. Aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-47 Spacelab J mission in September 1992, she performed experiments in material science, life sciences and human adaptation to weightlessness.

Jemison is a inductee of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the National Medical Association Hall of Fame and Texas Science Hall of Fame, International Space Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the National Organization for Women’s Intrepid Award, The Kilby Science Award and National Association of Corporate Directors’ Directorship 100 most influential people in the boardroom in 2014, Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the New York Academy of Sciences, among many honors. She was a featured panelist on the CNBC special “The Business of Science” (9/2011) and was one of the teachers on “The Dream School.” Jemison is an author including Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life True Books series on space exploration.

Times:
6:15 PM - Doors Open
7:00 PM - Musical Program by local youth musicians
7:30 PM - Keynote Speaker Program

Event Info

  • Presented By: The Chesapeake Forum
  • Dates: March 3, 2020
  • Location: Chesapeake Conference Center
  • Address: 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Phone: (757) 346-9163
  • Time: Doors Open - 6:15 PM
  • Price: See website for details.