Four African-American women, known as the “hidden figures,” who inspired a movie of the same name, are being awarded.
Friday, the president signed a bill that will give the women all congressional medals of honor, the highest civilian honor in the U.S.
Christine Darden, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan are known for breaking barriers across decades.
The group was instrumental in helping NASA solve advanced math equations in the space race including the moon landing.
They also helped the U.S. military in World War II and worked to send voyager beyond our solar system.
Vaughan and Jackson have since passed, but they will be given the medals posthumously.
Source: NewsNet | “Hidden Figures” Being Awarded Congressional Medals of Honor