NYT: NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson

On June 24, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that it would be renaming its Washington, DC headquarters after the administration’s first Black female engineer – Mary Jackson.

Ms. Jackson’s contributions to the success of NASA was made famous by the motion picture, “Hidden Figures.” The film illustrated how Ms. Jackson was fundamental to the administration’s moon program.

Ms. Jackson died in 2005.

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