NASA renames DC headquarters after ‘Hidden Figures’ engineer Mary W. Jackson

NASA renamed its formal headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, after the agency’s first African American female engineer, Mary W. Jackson. Jackson began working at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) – the forerunner of NASA – in April 1951 as a “human computer” within the segregated West Area Computing Unit, […]