NASA names Washington DC HQ after 'Hidden Figure' Mary Jackson, its first Black female engineer

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NASA will honor its first African American female engineer by naming its Washington DC headquarters after her Mary W. Jackson was a mathematician and aerospace engineer he was part of a group of women who helped put astronauts in space their story was told in the movie hidden figures Jackson was played by Janelle Monet in the twenty sixteen filmon postures posthumously awarded the congressional gold medal in twenty nineteen she died in twenty oh five at the age of eighty three today NASA says Jackson was a woman who called who helped break barriers and open opportunities for African Americans and women in the field of engineering and

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