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NASA to name its DC headquarters after first black female engineer

30-6-2020

NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said the space agency will rename its headquarters in Washington DC after Mary Jackson, the first black female engineers to join the agency. Bridenstine announced in a statement that Mary W Jackson was a part of a small group of very important women who helped NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space. According to the British Daily Mail, Jackson (died in 2005) joined NASA in the fifties of the past century. In 1958, she became the first black aviation engineer at the agency and has contributed to several research studies, related mainly to supersonic flights. (An Nahar, June 30, 2020)

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