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Pioneering Black NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies
February 27, 2020
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering Black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101. ... read more »
June Bacon-Bercey, America’s 1st female TV meteorologist, dies at 90
January 9, 2020
June Bacon-Bercey was a pioneering meteorologist. She was the first African American woman meteorologist and the first woman television meteorologist in the US. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Dec. 16, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
December 16, 2019
The space shuttle Atlantis launched with Dr. Robert Satcher, the first orthopedic surgeon in space, 2009. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 22, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 22, 2019
Frederick D. Gregory became the first African American to command a spaceflight, 1989. ... read more »
‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Turns 101
November 7, 2019
The renowned mathematician was instrumental in Alan Shepherd's 1961 journey to space. She also played a pivotal role in John Glenn becoming the first American to successfully orbit Earth one year after Shepherd’s flight. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Oct. 21, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
October 21, 2019
Physicist and NASA astronaut Ronald McNair was born in Lake City, SC, 1950. ... read more »
Fires Engulfing West Africa Exceed Those of Brazil
August 30, 2019
According to NASA, which operates the Aqua satellite, over 67,000 fires were reported in a one-week period in June last year, as farmers employed slash and burn agriculture to clear land for crops. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 26, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 26, 2019
On this day, August 26, 1918, Katherine Johnson, the human “Computer” for NASA who calculated the path of the USA’s first space flight, was born in White Sulphur Springs, ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 12, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 12, 2019
On this day, August 12, 2002, Frederick D. Gregory was sworn in as the NASA Deputy Administrator (NASA’s highest position). Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 17, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 17, 2019
On this day, July 17, 2009, Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden became the 12th Administrator of NASA after being nominated by President Barack Obama. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
L.A.Clippers Show the Joys of STEM at Science Festival
March 28, 2019
The L.A. Clippers showed the youth of Los Angeles how exciting STEM could be with their first ever Clippers Scifest SoCal science festival. The Clippers partnered with the USA Science and Engineering Festival, an organization who hosts the largest science festival in the country in Washington D.C. ... read more »
Sharon McDougle, The ‘Hidden Figure’ Behind the NASA Spacesuit Team 
January 3, 2019
Behind every great astronaut is a great team suiting him or her up to travel into space. While many history books discuss the story of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel to space, they often fail to mention how NASA spacesuit manager Sharon McDougle, helped prepare astronauts like Jemison for their launch and how she made history herself.   ... read more »
Katherine Johnson, at age 100, is telling her life story
December 27, 2018
Retired NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story. ... read more »
JPL-Managed Probe Lands on Mars; Will Study Red Planet’s Interior
November 29, 2018
After more than six months in transit, a probe managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully touched down on the surface of Mars today, beginning the first mission designed to study the center of the Red Planet. ... read more »
West Virginia State University Honors NASA Mathematician
August 31, 2018
West Virginia State University has honored NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson with a bronze statue and scholarship dedication on the eve of her 100th birthday. ... read more »
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