publication date: Monday, December 13, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Science

clue: Whatever her accomplishments in science and education, she'll always be known as the first non-white woman in space.

explanation: Jemison was many things besides an astronaut, but her famous record earns her a permanent place in space exploration history. more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Lori S., Brad Htnck, John Pierpoint, Jeff Ball, Kevin Laudadio, and Chris Kiraly

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