Frontiers of Flight Museum Women's Network presents Dr. Christine Darden
The Frontiers of Flight Museum will celebrate the accomplishments of women in STEM-related fields with the launch of its inaugural Women’s Network brunch featuring retired NASA mathematician and aerospace engineer Christine Darden, Ph.D.
Dr. Darden is one of the trailblazers featured in the 2016 book by Margo Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The Story of African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race. The 2016 best-seller inspired the hit 20th Century Fox movie of the same name, featured the lives of groundbreaking African-American women who overcame segregation and discrimination in the 1960s to play integral roles in the space program throughout their careers.
Dr. Darden is featured in Shetterly’s book and was hired at NASA in 1967 as a Computer/Data Analyst. Over the course of her career, she became the first African-American woman promoted into the Senior Executive Service at the NASA Langley Research Center.