NASA has renamed the agency's headquarters building in Washington, D.C., after Mary W. Jackson, its first African American female engineer.
Announcing this, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Jackson helped break barriers and open opportunities for African Americans and women in the field of engineering and technology.
Mary Jackson was part of a group of very important women who helped NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space.
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.
It appropriately sits on 'Hidden Figures Way,' a reminder that Mary is one of many incredible and talented professionals in NASA's history who contributed to this agency's success," the NASA chief said.