NASA TO HOST ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ BOOK DISCUSSION IN WASHINGTON

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Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book Hidden Figures, at the Dec. 10, 2016, New York red carpet event for the major motion picture based on her book

NASA will host a panel discussion and reading from the book Hidden Figures, now a major motion picture, with about 350 students of Washington schools at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington.

The event will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.

Panel participants are:

NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman
NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan (moderator)
Knatokie Ford, senior policy advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Mimi Valdes, executive producer of the movie Hidden Figures
Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures
Representative from Women in Aerospace, an organization dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community
NASA’s Modern Figure Christyl Johnson, engineer and Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Hidden Figures chronicles the stories of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, African-American women who were essential to the success of NASA’s early spaceflight programs.

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