We went to see the wonderful movie Hidden Figures last week. It is nominated for Best Picture and is a moving story of what went on behind the scenes in the early days of our US manned space program. Specifically it is about three African-American women who helped make it possible.
Yesterday I was at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola and came across these two remembrances of history. I thought is would be appropriate to post them in honor of the movie- and the women who helped make it work!
|Capt. Alan Shepherd, first American in space|
|The original Mercury 7 astronauts|