NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, second from left, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, third from left, and Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book “Hidden Figures,” right, unveil the “Hidden Figures Way” street sign at a dedication ceremony, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has renamed the street in front of its headquarters in Washington, DC “Hidden Figures Way,” in honor of the pioneering Black female scientists depicted in the 2016 Oscar-nominated film of the same name.
The street, which was originally named “E Street SW,” received its new name on June 12. The new street name will honor Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, in addition to all of the unacknowledged women in NASA “who honorably serve their country, advancing equality, and contributing to the United…
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