Mars trip ‘can only be understood through black Americans,’ as NASA renames HQ building; update Project Artemis

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 the agency delayed a planned return to the Moon. 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).

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