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Quick facts – From hidden space heroes to artists, 10 women written out of history

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation Everyone who contributed to Neil Armstrong’s milestone of becoming the first man to walk on the moon will be celebrated on Saturday’s 50th anniversary, including women who for many years were left in the shadows. The 2016 Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures highlighted the role of black, female NASA mathematicians in the US […]

No more female ‘Hidden Figures’ as NASA renames street

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New York City, US Thomson Reuters Foundation NASA renamed the street block in front of its Washington, DC, headquarters “Hidden Figures Way” on Wednesday in honour of black women who have contributed to the US space programme. The work of three black mathematicians – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – at the National […]