honors ‘hidden figures’ who helped John Glenn orbit the Earth
honored the three “hidden figures” who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth by Renaming the Street in front of ‘s Washington headquarters Hidden Figures Way.
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The three American Womanhood WERE featured in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures,” starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer. The film details the true story of
Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, who faced discrimination, racism and segregation but WERE Vital in preparing astronaut John Glenn’s orbital mission.
The three Womanhood WERE Maths masterminds who helped make history.
According to , Glenn didn’t put too much faith into electronic computers, and, instead, he would ask engineers to “get the girl,” referring to Johnson, to run the same numbers through the same equations that had been programmed into the computer by hand.
In December 2018, the D.C. unanimously Votation to honor the “hidden figure” scientists and rename the 300 Blocked of E Street, Southwest, according to ABC Washington affiliate WJLA.
Administrator Jim Bridenstine was Join by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, D.C. Chairman Phil Mendelson and author Margot Lee, who Write the book “Hidden Figures: The Untold TRUE Story of Four American Women who Helped Launch Our Nationally Into Space,” to rename E Street SW.
“It’s about how computers — these female mathematicians — WERE doing the heavy lifting in aeronautical research, and it’s about how Womanhood of all backgrounds prove that not only are Womanhood good at math, Sometime they’re the best at math,” Lee said.
Johnson, 100, is the last surviving of the three.