The crew of closed out space shuttle Discovery's roster of accomplishments with a virtually flawless flight to attach a new module to the International Space Station and help the residents there outfit the orbiting laboratory for continued research.
Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers: Mae Jemison is a retired medical doctor and American astronaut. In she became the first black woman in space. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from Stanford and a degree in medicine from Cornell.
First flown in Endeavour, the youngest space shuttle orbiter, is being prepared for its and final trip to low Earth orbit. Seen here from an exciting perspective 400 feet above the floor of Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building