NASA Renames Street to Honor the Women of ‘Hidden Figures’

NASA Renames Street to Honor the Women of ‘Hidden Figures’

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The Guardian reports that NASA has renamed the street in front of its headquarters “Hidden Figures Way,” after the acclaimed book by Margot Lee Shetterly and its 2016 Academy Award-nominated adaptation. The designation honors African American mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, the featured icons in Hidden Figures who combated racial segregation to contribute to NASA’s earliest moon landing missions.   Image via Amazon   Their efforts collectively spanned decades throughout World War II, the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race, but opened the door for women of future generations. Author Margot Lee Shetterly and …

4 Books Whose Film Rights Were Snatched Before They Even Hit Shelves!

4 Books Whose Film Rights Were Snatched Before They Even Hit Shelves!

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Zombie Awareness Day officially runs runs every year from May 1st to May 31st because a number of notable zombie films are set in May, such as the classic George A. Romero zombie film, Night of the Living Dead, but seeing as the US Center for Disease Control promoted a Zombie Awareness Month in October of 2012, I saw Zombie Awareness month is any month I chose it to be. You should always be prepared. And thus you should always have Max Brooks’ The Zombie Survival Guide and his awesome-sauce books World War Z!   Image Via Walmart All of this is a roundabout way of talking about …