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Gilbert Carrasquillo via Getty Images

Gilbert Carrasquillo via Getty Images

The first black woman in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss what it means to be the first to accomplish a historic milestone, encouraging black people to get into STEM fields and the importance of empowerment.

In a blog posted earlier this week, the administrator of NASA, Charles F. Bolden, Jr., mentioned Jemison in the same sentence as icons including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and Nelson Mandela.

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