Tag: Hidden Figures

NASA Headquarters Named in Honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named in honor of Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. The ‘Hidden Figure’ story of Mary Jackson and other African-American women trailblazers that helped launch America’s first astronauts safely into space and back

NASA Mathematician and Racial Trailblazer Katherine Johnson Dies at Age 101

SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson who calculated critical flight trajectories that helped launch America’s first astronauts safely into space and back including Alan Shepard and John Glenn and later helped land NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts on the Moon and who was also a legendary trailblazing leader in civil rights, racial and gender equality passed away