NASA names its DC headquarters after its first Black female engineer
In 1958 Mary W. Jackson became NASA’s first Black female engineer and now they have named their DC headquarters after her! Via Engadget
From this point forward, NASA’s Washington DC headquarters will be known as the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters, named after the agency’s first Black female engineer. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the change today.
Jackson was one of the women who inspired the book and movie Hidden Figures, about the Black women who helped NASA launch the first American into orbit. Fittingly, the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters is located on Hidden Figures Way.
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