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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Nominates ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailblazers For Congressional Gold Medal

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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Nominates ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailblazers For Congressional Gold Medal

By Marina Fang via https://www.huffingtonpost.com/

 

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Christine Darden played integral roles in the success of NASA’s space program.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to a trailblazing group of African-American women at NASA, whose largely undocumented contributions to the U.S. space program gained a wider awareness through the book and movie “Hidden Figures.”

The legislation honors Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Christine Darden, engineers and mathematicians who were among the first African-American leaders at NASA and played integral roles in the success of a number of major space missions.

Their stories were the subject of Margot Lee Shetterly’s book Hidden Figures, later adapted into a popular movie in 2016, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and..

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