NASA will rename its headquarters in Washington, D.C., after Mary Jackson, the agency’s first Black female engineer, administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday.
Why it matters: Jackson was among the significant figures in NASA’s history, serving in the computing unit during the space race while it was still segregated. Jackson — along with three other Black women, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden and Dorothy Vaughan — was depicted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures.”
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