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Mars trip ‘can only be understood through Black Americans’, NASA tweets, celebrating renaming of HQ building – RT

The US space agency has renamed its DC headquarters after NASA’s first black female engineer Mary Jackson, celebrating with a poem about “going to Mars” even as…



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Long merely called “NASA Headquarters,” the Washington, DC building was officially renamed in honor of Jackson on Friday. She became the space agency’s first black female engineer in 1958, seven years after joining its predecessor the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
The trip to Mars can only be understood through Black Americans. Poet and educator Nikki Giovanni reads an excerpt from Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea to open todays naming of the NASA Headquarters building for Mary…

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