NASA has renamed its headquarters to honour pioneering Black mathematician and engineer Mary W. Jackson.
In 1998, Black astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. took part in the Spacelab D1 mission, which included experiments on plant roots in microgravity.
Only 566 people have ever travelled to space. Sixty-five of them, or about 11.5%, were women.
In 1998, Black astronaut Michael P. Anderson became a space gardener, tending to botanical experiments on shuttle mission STS-89.
Angela Saini’s book ‘Superior: the return of race science’ is available for FREE this week as Kindle ebook or audiobook.
According to Indigenous ways of knowing, we are only as healthy as our environments.