In this image from February 1974, Mary W. Jackson (second from right in front) is shown with her colleagues in the High Speed Aircraft Division at the Langely Research Center in Virginia. Jackson worked in the Theoretical Performance Group, High Speed Aircraft Division, Office of Director for Aeronautics.

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, the NASA Headquarters Building in Washington D.C. was officially renamed after Jackson, the agency’s first African American female engineer.

Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Jackson, a mathematician and aerospace engineer, went on to lead programs influencing the hiring and promotion of women in NASA’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. In 2019, she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Image Credit: NASA

在1974年2月的这张图片中,玛丽·W·杰克逊(Mary W. Jackson)(右前方的第二幅)与她的同事一起在弗吉尼亚州兰吉利研究中心的高速飞机分部合照。杰克逊曾在航空局局长办公室高速飞机分部理论性能小组工作。


杰克逊(Jackson)在美国弗吉尼亚州汉普顿市兰利研究中心(Langley Research Center)隔离西区计算机部门开始了她的职业生涯。杰克逊是数学家和航空航天工程师,她领导的项目影响NASA科学、技术、工程和数学职业中女性聘用和晋升。在2019年,她被追授国会金质奖章。






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