In 1992, Dr. Mae Jamison became the first African American woman traveling in space. Just four years later, Stephanie Wilson became number two, considered a veteran with more than 42 days in space.
The Harvard grad’s contributions to the space program reads like a “who’s who” of space exploration and technology development--one that continues today in her role as support to NASA’s International Space Station Operations branch.
When asked in a 2009 interview about what she takes along while traveling in space, Stephanie said she “always packs a small Bible.”
The Bible has been in space with other astronauts, including most famously with Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
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