first African American woman astronaut
At Stanford, she got two majors in chemical engineering and Afro American studies. Next, she applied for admission at NASA for astronaut training and she was chosen on June 4, 1987. She was the first black woman to be chosen. She was one of the 15 chosen out to 2,000. She was the first African American woman who got into astronaut training. She became an astronaut a year later. She became the mission specialist and was responsible for controlling the crew, science experiments, and the space shuttle.