Most of us have trouble planning a week or two ahead, but Mae Jemison is busy thinking a century into the future—formulating what space travel will look like in 2112. The first African-American female astronaut, Jemison went into orbit in 1992 (see portrait) and has worn a mind-boggling array of impressive hats: physician, professor, business owner, nonprofit founder, and currently principal for a project called 100 Year Starship. Jemison, now 58, talked to Real Simple about her path to the galaxy and beyond.

By Jane Porter
September 08, 2015

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