On an eight-day flight aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992, AAAS member Mae Carol Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Mae C. Jemison, born on this day in 1956, has a few firsts to her name: She was the first woman of color in space, as well as the only real astronaut to have served on the U.S.S. Enterprise, where she portrayed a lieutenant on an episode of Star Trek: TNG.
“we inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.”
the kinders work to find a balance.
“the universe, it balances.
it makes sure you don’t get a head that’s too big.
i love it.”
exploring the universe.
“if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.”
tiny delivery truck found on the side of a park path
driver must have finished a long shift and was on a break
“the universe can take quite a while to deliver.”
public love art
“never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”
so, i actually cried while watching “the smurfs”
luckily there was some magic involved
that turned things around
as the universe tends to do
in its own strange way
with no explanation
and all at once
everything was right with world again.
“if it makes you cry, it goes in the show.”
image credit: sony pictures
part of my aussie family
was visiting here in
ann arbor, michigan, usa
bunbury, western australia
went to a local county beekeepers meeting
some of my family who live here
came face to face with
the same time and place
turned and talked
went their separate ways once again.
Distance from Ann Arbor to Bunbury
an apparition or double of a living person.
credits: p. porter, geomaps.com