For the unaware, Mae Jemison was the first African American woman in space, the first real astronaut to appear on Star Trek (TNG season 6, ep. 24, if you’re interested), and one of the top names on my Living People I’d Like To Have A Beer With list. Earlier this month, she appeared at the Makers Conference to talk about 100 Year Starship, an incredible project that aims to make interstellar travel possible within the next century. In this short clip, she discusses how humanity can’t tackle such a monumental challenge “with just half the population.” We couldn’t agree more.
(via It’s Okay To Be Smart)
- Come, Let Us Learn About Meteorites With The Brain Scoop
- Patrick Stewart Plays Sad Dying Moon Rover In Career High On The Daily Show
- Astronaut Karen Nyberg Talks About Taking Pinterest To Space
Have a tip we should know? [email protected]