Tag: Hidden Figures

Mary W. Jackson

NASA Renames its DC Headquarters After Black Engineer Mary W. Jackson

Her story and history may have been brought to prominence through the film Hidden Figures starring Janelle Monáe but aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary W. Jackson is a “hidden figure” no more. In a moving ceremony, NASA officials recently renamed their D.C. headquarters in Jackson’s honor. The newly named Mary…

‘Hidden Figures’ No. 1 at Box Office, Surpasses Expectations

“Hidden Figures” came in almost $2 million above expectations for its wide-release debut. The film has taken the top spot at the box office, slightly edging out “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” “Hidden Figures” sold $22.8 million in ticket sales at North American theaters this past weekend. The Walt…