NASA home office to be named after Mary W. Jackson
The NASA central station working in Washington, D.C. will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the office’s first African-American female designer whose spearheading story was depicted in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.
“Mary W. Jackson was a piece of a gathering of significant ladies who helped NASA prevail with regards to getting American space explorers into space,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine reported on Wednesday (June 24). “Mary never acknowledged the norm; she helped tear obstructions and open doors for African Americans and ladies in the field of building and innovation.”
“Today, we gladly report the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building. It fittingly sits on ‘Concealed Figures Way,’ an update that Mary is one of numerous unimaginable and capable experts in NASA’s history who added to this modern office’s prosperity,” he proceeded. “Shrouded no more, we will keep on perceiving the commitments of ladies, African Americans, and individuals of all foundations who have made NASA’s fruitful history of investigation conceivable.”