Book Discussion on Find Where the Wind Goes

Former astronaut Mae Jemison talked about her autobiography written for young readers, Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments From My Life,read more

Former astronaut Mae Jemison talked about her autobiography written for young readers, Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments From My Life, published by Scholastic Press. Dr. Jemison, the first woman of color to travel into space, announced in kindergarten that she wanted to be a scientist. After attending Cornell Medical School in New York, she went to Sierra Leone to serve as Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for two and a half years. Returning to the United States to work as a doctor in Los Angeles, Dr. Jemison applied to NASA. In September 1992, she realized her dream to be an astronaut and served for six years. The book recounts her experiences, including her family life and the biases she encountered in pursuing her goals. After reading excerpts from her memoir, Dr. Jemison answered questions from the students. close

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Book Discussion on Find Where the Wind Goes

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Bronx, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 30, 2002
Last Aired:
Jul 20, 2002

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  • Mar 30, 2002 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 2002 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2002 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2002 | 11:54am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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