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Street In Front Of NASA Headquarters Renamed To Honor 'Hidden Figures'

The name pays tribute to the legacy of African American women who played a major role in the space race but were long overlooked by history.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (from left), Sen. Ted Cruz, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book Hidden Figures, unveil the Hidden Figures Way street sign at a dedication ceremony on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Source: NASA/Joel Kowsky

NASA is highlighting the legacy of African American women who played a major role in the space race but are only recently getting widespread recognition.

This week, the space agency renamed the street in front of its headquarters Hidden Figures Way.

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