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spacetravelco:

"The first thing I saw from space was Chicago, my hometown. I was working on the middeck where there aren’t many windows, and as we passed over Chicago the commander called me up to the flight deck.

It was such a significant moment because since I was a little girl I had always assumed I would go into space. When I grew up, in the 1960’s, the only American astronauts were men. Looking out the window of that space shuttle, I thought if that little girl growing up in Chicago could see her older self now, she would have a huge grin on her face.”

- Mae Jemison, "What Was Space Like?"

Jemison and Nichelle Nichols on the set of Star Trek

Also, "Pus is one of the neatest things ever."