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Senegal and Columbia served as ground zero for NASA’s New Horizons space program.

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Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her name.

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NASA has some serious STEMsplaining to do. Recently, three Black girls from D.C.’s Benjamin Banneker Academic High School entered the NASA Goddard‘s Optimus Prime Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (OPSPARC) student competition to win a trip to NASA. Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Sharrieff’s project, which they called S3Trio H2NO to H20, aimed to create a filtration jar that […]

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The brother of Syracuse-born astronaut Jeanette Epps is speaking out after NASA pulled his sister […]

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Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson likes to talk. Loves it. When you ask the New York native and director of the Hayden Planetarium a question, his voice lights up. Whether it’s about science or popular culture, Tyson is eager to educate, often offering more than you even asked for. The fourth season of National Geographic’s […]

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I’m in Bristol, Connecticut, on Friday to appear on Outside The Lines, so if you’re around a television at 1 p.m. EST, tune in to give your boy a look-see talking about the best stories of the week. I will not be wearing a hat this time, I promise. LinkedIn needs a "Who Mans Is […]

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It’s no doubt that intellectual curiosity, hard work and education were the essential ingredients that led to Dr. Ramsey Smith’s career path as a technology infusion manager and space scientist for NASA. And as opportunities for African Americans within the STEM world seem few and far between, Dr. Smith not only excels at his role, […]

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John Hopkins graduate Ariel Bowers spends her days testing software for the James Webb Space Telescope, a state-of-the-art NASA telescope that will be launched into space next year. The Baltimore native has been peering into the night sky in search of stars and constellations since she was a little girl. At 25, she’s a modern-day […]

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Five pioneering women for NASA, including astronaut Mae Jemison and Katherine Johnson, the inspiration behind the Academy Award-winning film Hidden Figures, will be immortalized in Lego form later this year.

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To infinity and beyond? It turns out astronomers didn’t have to go quite that far […]

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The average college senior hasn’t started his/her career before graduation, but this 22-year-old MIT student […]

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Introducing “True Story with Natasha Alford” a new original series on theGrio. In our first episode, we look at the #1 movie in America “Hidden Figures” and ask— who are today’s generation of “hidden figures”?  Meet three exceptional young women from Brooklyn who taking the lead in STEM. Hidden Figures is the true story of three […]

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#BlackGirlMagic alert: Oscar-nominated actresses Taraji P. Henson; Oscar winner Octavia Spencer; and, making her big screen debut, Janelle Monae are joining forces to star in a new movie Hidden Figures. The movie Hidden Figures tells the story of three black woman who helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth. The three black […]

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OPINION - Ride's selection as the first American woman in space was a clear indicator of NASA's acknowledgement of the importance of diversity..

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