February 2008 (Volume 3, Number 1)

CHQ February 2008 (Volume 3, Number 1)


Mae C. Jemison, Kathryn D. Sullivan and Rep. Judy Biggert
Photo by Brian Mosley/APS Staff

Dr. Mae C. Jemison (left), the first African-American woman to travel into space, conveys a message to Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D. (middle), the first American woman to perform a space walk, and U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL 13th) during the 'Sputnik' House briefing held late last year. The former astronauts discussed the importance of investing in basic research and science and math education during the event, which was sponsored by the Task Force on the Future of American Innovation in conjunction with the Congressional Research and Development Caucus.

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