Johnson was one of the so-called “computers” who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits by hand during NASA’s early years.
Five women pioneers of NASA are becoming Lego characters. Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman and astronauts Sally Ride, the first woman in space, and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, are…
By Alison Thoet
“Moonlight” won Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards in a ceremony in which presenters and award recipients pointed to the strength of diversity in the film industry.
By Corinne Segal
Wynn Thomas, Lisa Cortes and Sam Pollard discuss the role of African Americans in the film industry, two years of #OscarsSoWhite and how to improve representation.
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By Elizabeth Flock
Favorites for nominations this year include the breakout musical, "La La Land," the affecting drama, "Manchester by the Sea," and the coming-of-age film, "Moonlight," all three of which performed well in the Golden Globes. "Moonlight," which follows a boy as…
“Hidden Figures” is a story about reaching for the stars while fighting racial and gender barriers. The new movie follows the careers of three black women who worked at NASA’s Langley headquarters in Virginia during the 1950s and ‘60s to…
The story behind how Hidden Figures went from biography to Hollywood, as told by the author, cast and crew.
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