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African-American Pioneers of Science [web resource]

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was part of a team that did mathematical calculations to help launch satellites—and later humans—into space.

Every time you print something, you can thank Mark E. Dean, who, along with a colleague, developed a system that allowed computers to communicate with printers and other devices.

And in 1992, Mae Jemison was the United States’ first female African-American space traveler.

National Geographic Kids showcases the work and contributions of Black scientists and inventors that make our lives better.

Visit the African-American Pioneers of Science collection on National Geographic Kids to learn about more Black scientists and inventors, including George Washington Carver, Mark Dean, C.J. Walker, Mae Jemison, Dorothy Vaughan, and others.

National Geographic for Kids is the companion website to National Geographic Kids Magazine for children ages 6 and up.

Source: National Geographic Kids | African-American Pioneers of Science, https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/black-inventors-and-pioneers-of-science | Copyright © 2015-2021 National Geographic Partners, LLC

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