NASA Names Headquarters After First Black Female Engineer Mary W. Jackson

Mary W. Jackson.
Mathmatician Mary Jackson, the first Black woman engineer at NASA poses for a photo at work at NASA Langley Research Center in 1977 in Hampton, Va. Photo: Bob Nye/NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images

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 โ€” along with three other Black women, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden and Dorothy Vaughan โ€” was depicted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures.”

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