10.11.19 / Four African American women who worked at NASA during the Space Race are being awarded Congressional Gold Medals, one of the highest civilian recognition in the US.
President Donald Trump signed the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act into law on Friday. The bipartisan legislation awards medals to research mathematician Katherine Johnson and aerospace engineer Dr. Christine Darden, as well as two posthumous medals to expert computer programmer Dorothy Vaughan and NASA’s first black female engineer Mary Jackson. A fifth Congressional Gold medal was granted to honour all women who contributed to NASA during the Space Race.
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