HAMPTON, Va. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. Senate may award a Congressional Gold Medal to the women portrayed in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures.”
The Daily Press is reporting that the award would go to Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, and posthumously to Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan.
The African American “human computers” crunched numbers at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton during the early days of the U.S. space program.
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would award the medal to the mathematicians. They worked in the pre-computer age, calculating rocket trajectories and earth…
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